Diego Maradona is once again at the centre of a PR storm after he assaulted a journalist during a friendly game that was meant to be promoting peace in Colombia.
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After last Friday’s match in Bogota, Colombia, the Argentinian star had multiple altercations with fans, journalists and security guards.
First, he assaulted a journalist who tried to take a picture with a phone and then was caught kicking a security member.
Accoridng to Clarin, before the start of the game Maradona said that Colombia deserves reconciliation and violence should stop. “I ask Colombians to cry-out for peace and ask for justice and God for peace to come soon” he stated.
During the incident, he accidentally assaulted a kid. He apologised and said he doesn’t want to be remember by the kid for the incident. After his apology he gave a present to the kid, a football with his autograph.
In the video below you can watch part of the incident: