A celebrity magazine photographer has accused Diego Maradona of kicking him in the groin.
''Gente'' magazine photographer Enrique Medina filed a police complaint claiming the 1986 World Cup winner attacked him outside Maradona's father's house on Sunday night.
Medina told The Associated Press on Monday that Maradona ran at him ''like he was taking a free kick'' and kicked him so hard in the groin and upper leg area that he ''doubled over in pain.''
Earlier in the month, Maradona was hired for another year in his role as global sports ambassador to raise the sporting profile of Dubai.
The Argentine soccer great was fired as coach of the Dubai club Al Wasl after only one season. He has spent the past year traveling representing the Dubai Sports Council. The council said earlier in the month that it was extending Maradona's deal but did not say how much Maradona will be paid.
Maradona will promote sports in Dubai and oversee soccer academies in the city aimed at raising the quality of game across the United Arab Emirates. Maradona praised UAE soccer but said ''passion'' for the sport is lacking.
Maradona has often complained that that the media follow him too closely. In 1994, he fired an air gun at reporters and was given a two-year suspended sentence. In May, he stopped his car on a highway and threw rocks at cameramen following him home from the airport: