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FIFA May Punish Maradona for Obscene Outburst

Diego Maradona's obscene rant against the press on live television after Argentina qualified for the World Cup has drawn the ire of Fifa. "The reports we have received so far leave us no other alternative but to ask the disciplinary committee of FIFA to open a case against the coach Diego Armando Maradona," FIFA president Sepp Blatter said.

Amid a diverse display of expletives and gestures, Maradona told reporters "You lot take it up the a** - if the ladies will pardon the expression." He then told his detractors to "keep sucking" before grabbing his genitals before the television cameras outside the dressing room.

Maradona has received intense scrutiny in Argentina following his team's struggle to qualify for the World Cup. Despite qualifying, his job as national team coach remains volatile.


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