Diego Maradona Hits Journalist at Event in Argentina

Diego Maradona accused the journalist of bothering his wife before a violent outburst which was caught on tape.

updated: August 11, 2014 14:29 IST
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File photo of Diego Maradona during the FIFA World Cup in Brazil.

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Buenos Aires: Argentine football great Diego Maradona punched one of the reporters who crowded around him as he left a show with his younger son Diego Fernando, here.

The incident occurred on Saturday afternoon at the door of the El National theatre where Maradona attended a children's show "Panam" with his son and the boy's mother Veronica Ojeda, reports EFE.

"This is my gift for the Day of the Child: it's the first Day of the Child I'm going to spend with my son," Maradona, surrounded by reporters, said from inside his vehicle. (Watch full video here)

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