Maradona in ‘son of a b****’ charity-match rant at ex-United man

Date published: Thursday 13th October 2016 11:04

Diego Maradona: Had to be restrained

Diego Maradona: Had to be restrained

Maradona had to be restrained at a charity match after an apparent disagreement with Juan Sebastian Veron.

The ‘Match For Peace’ took place in Rome’s Olympic Stadium on Wednesday night and featured a La Liga XI including Ronaldinho taking on a Rest of the World XI led by Francesco Totti and Maradona.

However, the man who is one of the world’s greatest players took exception to the actions and comments from former Man Utd midfielder Veron and had to be restrained after trying to confront the 41-year-old.

The charity clash – a game Pope Francis had requested to help earthquake victims in Argentina and the Congo – turned sour at half-time after the pair had been seen bickering with each other in during the first half.


After bumping into one another on the pitch, Veron and Maradona were seen exchanging words in the tunnels, before Maradona yelled: “You son of a b***h!”

Apparently a year ago Maradona took exception at Veron’s choice to become president of Estudiantes.


“He acts the executive, he’s a traitor, I don’t want to see him,” he said at the time.

Unlike the former Napoli legend, Veron remained calm, claiming that “what Maradona says isn’t very serious, and doesn’t interest me”.


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