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Maradona's latest media clash
May 20th, 2010 1:41PM

TAGS:  argentina, world cup


[ARGENTINA] Diego Maradona and the press sure don't go together. In the latest incident involving the Argentina national team coach, he accidentally ran over the leg of a cameraman as he was driving to Wednesday's press conference in Buenos Aires to announce his 23-player roster for the World Cup and was surrounded by journalists and cameramen. To make matters, Maradona insulted the injured cameraman ...

According to a witness, Maradona shouted from his car, "What an a****** you are. How can you put your leg there where it can get run over, man?"

The cameraman was taken away for treatment for minor injuries and Maradona apologized the next day.

Maradona had been suspended by FIFA for two months after he unleashed a profanity-laced attack on the press at the media conference that followed Argentina's qualification for the World Cup.

Maradona incident:

  1. Kenneth Barr
    commented on: May 21, 2010 at 7:27 a.m.
    According to, Maradona apologized later. An unfortunate incident, proving media scrums are dangerous places. A little better crowd control, por favor!
  1. David Westby
    commented on: May 21, 2010 at 7:43 p.m.
    Some journalists or photog gets a foot or a leg run over and they scream about how they were hit. Get out of the way! These kinds of people are just asking to get hurt. And it's not just about Maradona- the paparazzi who chase after actors and celebrities like Lindsay Lohan put themselves in situations like this, too. It's not as if the celebrities WANT to hit them. I'd tell this cameraman to man up and not get so close next time.

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