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Maradona’s at it again! Argentina legend slaps journalist

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Diego Maradona is no stranger to conflicts with reporters, and the former Argentina star has once again been involved in another scuffle.

The World Cup winner has made the headlines in his home country after he was followed and surrounded by a pack of journalists following his visit to the theatre on Saturday.

According to Argentine news outlet El Comercio, Maradona engaged in a verbal battle with the reporters after appearing seemingly unhappy at being followed.

He was quoted as saying: “This is a gift for my child. One of the first days I have spent with my son.

“I have a happy environment so stop breaking balls, because I am 53 years old and I’m not the “Dieguito”, my name is Diego Armando Maradona!”

The former Barcelona, Napoli and Boca Juniors star then exited his car to confront a journalist face to face. “What is it, fool? Why mess with my wife if I do not mess with you?” Maradona questioned before slapping the reporter and driving off.

The football icon has had numerous run-ins with journalists over the years, and was once handed a suspended sentence of two years and 10 months for shooting and injuring four reporters with an air rifle outside his country home in Buenos Aires

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