Serie A - Maradona: I'd beat Icardi up for 'love rat' antics

Diego Maradona has called Inter Milan's Argentina striker Mauro Icardi "a traitor" for allegedly having an affair with Maxi Lopez's wife.

Icardi hit the headlines in his homeland when he declared his love for 27-year-old Wanda Nara, the wife of Catania forward Maxi Lopez.

They had all gone on holiday together and were good friends before this very public love triangle and Wanda, a TV star in Argentina, left her husband for 20-year-old Icardi.

“I say Icardi is a traitor,” Maradona told Radio Pop 101.5 in Argentina. “He goes to Maxi Lopez’s house, plays like he’s his friend and then steals his wife.

“In my day you know what we would’ve done to someone like that? We’d have put him in the middle of a circle and taken turns to beat him up.”

Maradona also noted Juventus forward Carlos Tevez “is not called up for Argentina because he had a row” with Federation director Carlos Bilardo and President Julio Grondona.