The home of Italian legend Paolo Rossi was burgled while his funeral was ongoing in the city of Vicenza on Saturday.
Rossi won the Golden Boot on the way to helping his country win the World Cup in 1982, while he played for the likes of Juventus and AC Milan at club level.
He died on Wednesday at the age of 64 from lung cancer, and tributes have been pouring in ever since.
Thousands took to the streets in Vicenza to pay their respects at his funeral.
But Italian media are reporting that his wife Federica Cappalletti returned to their house after the service to find that thieves had broken in and stolen a number of valuables.
Gazzette dello Sport claim that a watch, jewellery and some cash had been taken.
The break-in has been reported to police, who are investigating the matter.
One of Rossi’s former teammates, Antonio Cabrini, spoke emotionally at his funeral, saying: “I haven’t lost just a teammate but a friend and a brother. Together we fought, won and sometimes lost, always getting back up after disappointments.
“We were part of a group, that group, our group…I already miss you, your comforting words, your quips and your stupid jokes.”
A number of high-profile figures from the footballing world paid their respects following the news of Rossi’s death.
Milan legend Clarence Seedorf wrote on Instagram : “When I was a boy and I played football in the street, Paolo Rossi was to Italy what Pele and Maradona were to Brazil and Argentina.
“We’ve lost a football icon, but above all we’ve lost a true gentleman. My condolences to his family and friends. Thank you for everything you did for this game we love so much.”
And former Italy striker Filippo Inzaghi added: “For everyone, like me, who wanted to be a centre-forward, you were a source of inspiration.
“You were my childhood idol. Ciao, Paolo. You will always be in our hearts.”