Dubai: Infamous for using his fist to score a goal during a World Cup quarterfinal match, Diego Maradona took a shot at an opposing coach for the way he celebrated a victory.
Maradona, who took over at United Arab Emirates club Al Wasl in May, was upset with Al Ain coach Cosmin Olaroiu's celebration in the 1-0 loss Saturday. Olaroiu and his staff apparently directed their joy at the 1986 World Cup-winning Argentine after Al Ain scored the only goal.
"All that happened was not right and unacceptable in professional football," Maradona said Monday in a statement. "While the coach is entitled to celebrate the team's victories, there is a manner and a way of doing so without aggravating the opponent — and that does not reflect what happened last Saturday."