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DIEGO MARADONA RUMORS

Diego Maradona calls FIFA president Sepp Blatter a 'dictator'

Argentina's beloved former striker and manager Diego Maradona has launched a scathing personal attack on Sepp Blatter ahead of FIFA's presidential elections this week. Blatter is seeking an unprecedented fifth term at the helm of the governing body, with Prince Ali bin Al Hussein of Jordan his only challenger following the withdrawal of several other candidates. The 79-year-old Swiss...
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Diego Maradona: Pope Francis treats me like his own brother

VATICAN CITY --  Diego Maradona says he's Pope Francis' top fan. The Argentine soccer great met with the pope on Thursday to help promote an education charity that Francis started in Argentina when he was the archbishop of Buenos Aires. Maradona says, ''I think we all now realize he's a (star). ... I'm Francis' top fan.'' Maradona also met Francis in September. Maradona adds, '...
Via AP on Fox
April 23, 2015  |  Discuss

Maradona meets the pope again: 'I'm Francis' top fan'

VATICAN CITY (AP) Diego Maradona says he's Pope Francis' top fan. The Argentine soccer great met with the pope on Thursday to help promote an education charity that Francis started in Argentina when he was the archbishop of Buenos Aires. Maradona says, ''I think we all now realize he's a (star). ... I'm Francis' top fan.'' Maradona also met Francis in September. Maradona adds, ...
Via AP on Fox
April 23, 2015  |  Discuss

Maradona blasts Blatter; likens United's van Gaal to the devil

BOGOTA, Colombia -- Diego Maradona believes the upcoming FIFA election offers a chance ''to kick (Sepp) Blatter in the rear end.'' The former Argentine star is in Colombia to play an exhibition game on Friday called the ''Game for Peace,'' but he could not resist weighing in on Blatter's bid for his fifth consecutive term to head soccer's governing body. ''I think we have a good...
Via AP on Fox
April 10, 2015  |  Discuss

Fidel Castro Sends Letter To Diego Maradona, Quells Death Rumors (Photo)

Unlike many of the shots Diego Maradona took during his legendary soccer career, those rumors which claim Fidel Castro has died are wide of the mark. Maradona quashed Castro death rumors Monday by showing a signed, four-page letter he recently received from the former President of Cuba to Telesur, according to Reuters. Maradona didn’t share the contents...
Via NESN.com
January 13, 2015  |  Discuss

Video of Diego Maradona hitting ex-girlfriend surfaces

Argentine soccer legend Diego Maradona can be seen hitting ex-girlfriend Rocio Oliva in a new video that has emerged. Oliva and Maradona have been in an on-and-off relationship that apparently has soured for good. According to Argentina news company Ciudad, Oliva claimed in June to have video and photo evidence of Maradona beating her. Things...Read More
Via Larry Brown Sports
October 27, 2014  |  Discuss

Soccer Legend Diego Maradona Brawls In Streets Of Croatia (Video)

Diego Maradona is up to his old tricks. Maradona, 53, recently was filmed fighting outside of a nightclub in Dubrovnik, Croatia. The Argentinian soccer legend tried to attack local fans, who wanted to take a picture with him, according to Metro. While Maradona’s friends kept the incident from escalating into a full-fledged fracas, the video still has been doing the rounds...
Via NESN.com
September 08, 2014  |  Discuss

WATCH: Soccer legend Diego Maradona slaps a reporter

Diego Maradona is widely regarded as one of the greatest soccer players of all time. The former Argentine star and manager constantly draws attention from reporters and paparazzi, and he is not afraid to speak his mind. On Saturday, he did a lot more than just sharing his thoughts. As Metro pointed out, Maradona slapped […]
Via Larry Brown Sports
August 11, 2014  |  Discuss

Watch: Diego Maradona Slaps an Argentine Journalist

Diego Maradona is arguably one of the greatest soccer players to ever wear a pair of cleats, but he seems to make headlines for all the wrong reasons since retiring. In his most recent situation, Maradona was caught on film slapping an Argentine journalist after he apparently winked at Maradona’s girlfriend. Via Soccerly, who has more on the situation: Controversial Argentine...
Via Standing O Sports
August 10, 2014  |  Discuss

Watch ‘Maradona ’86′ and ‘The Opposition’ On ESPN At 7pm ET Tonight; Review of New 30 For 30 Films

Last week’s Hillsborough documentary was the first of eight films that ESPN will show over the next few months as part of its ESPN’s 30 For 30 Soccer Series. Films two and three will air tonight at 7pm ET on ESPN with the debut of Maradona ’86 and The Opposition. While Hillsborough was a feature-length film, Maradona ’86 and The Opposition are closer to the lengths...
Via World Soccer Talk
April 22, 2014  |  Discuss
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