Maradona accused of kicking photographer
Argentine football great Diego Maradona has been accused by a celebrity magazine photographer of kicking him in the groin.
The footballer has reportedly filed a police complaint against Maradona.
Sport24 reports that according to 'Gente' magazine photographer Enrique Medina, the attack happened outside the house of Maradona's father on Sunday night as he waited to take a picture of the 1986 World Cup winner.
Claiming that Maradona ran at him 'like he was taking a free kick', Medina alleged that the former footballer had kicked him so hard in the groin and upper leg area that he 'doubled over in pain', adding that Maradona seemed angry and out of his mind as if something had happened in his father's house.
Medina also alleged that Maradona's kick was not the kick of an ordinary person and was the kick of someone, who is used to kicking.
According to the report, Maradona, who is a global sports ambassador for Dubai, had often complained that that the media follow him too closely and had fired an air gun at reporters in 1994, for which he was given a suspended sentence, adding that more recently in May, Maradona threw rocks at cameramen following him from the airport.
The Argentine, who was dismissed after Argentina was beaten 4-0 by Germany in the quarter-finals of the 2010 World Cup in South Africa has been embroiled in one controversy after another, the report added. (ANI)