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Maradona slaps Argentine journalist

New Delhi: Controversial Argentine football player and coach, Diego Maradona has once again found his way into the spotlight, by slapping a journalist.Maradona, who was leaving a theater with his girlfriend Veronica Ojeda and their
India TV Sports Desk August 11, 2014 15:24 IST
India TV Sports Desk
New Delhi: Controversial Argentine football player and coach, Diego Maradona has once again found his way into the spotlight, by slapping a journalist.



Maradona, who was leaving a theater with his girlfriend Veronica Ojeda and their son Diego Fernando, became incensed when it appeared a journalist had winked at Ojeda. Maradona got out of his car and confronted the gentleman before slapping him across the face.

Maradona is famous for his time playing for Italy's Napoli and the Argentine National Team. The football legend also coached Argentina at the 2010 World Cup before coaching for a season in the United Arab Emirates.

Maradona has long been a controversial figure in sports whether it has been being photographed with alleged mafia bosses to the ‘Hand of God' goal at the World Cup in 1986. Despite this, Maradona is seen as a hero in Argentina as well as in Naples, where he led Napoli to the Scudetto in 1987 and 1990.