1. Diego Maradona busts up with Juan Sebastian Veron during Pope Francis’ charity match

Diego Maradona busts up with Juan Sebastian Veron during Pope Francis’ charity match

Diego Maradona, on Wednesday, gave his fans the good old' days to remember when he clashed with fellow Argentine Juan Sebastian Veron in a charity match.

By: | Published: October 13, 2016 4:03 PM
Diego Maradona, who is known for his legendary footballing skills as much as he is known for bad mouthing fellow players and opponents, gave an earful to Veron at the end of the first half. (Reuters) Diego Maradona, who is known for his legendary footballing skills as much as he is known for bad mouthing fellow players and opponents, gave an earful to Veron at the end of the first half. (Reuters)

Diego Maradona, on Wednesday, gave his fans the good old’ days to remember when he clashed with fellow Argentine Juan Sebastian Veron in a charity match. The ‘Match for Peace and Solidarity’, which was organised by Pope Francis in order to raise funds for the earthquake victims in Italy, saw the two former players battle it out with words on the field. The mighty Maradona did not take Veron’s off-the-ball challenge and gave him a piece of his mind when they walked off during the half time.

Veron, a fellow Argentine and former Chelsea and Manchester United player tackled Maradona in an unfair manner, taking him down, on the ground. Maradona, who is known for his legendary footballing skills as much as he is known for bad mouthing fellow players and opponents, gave an earful to Veron at the end of the first half. “I don’t f**k you about, I tell you straight to your face idiot,” Maradona told Veron, as reported by the Metro. The 55-year former Footballer and Argentine manager might have been way past his prime but continues to play and sort of dominate the game among his peers.

Maradona became so furious that he had to calm down by former Brazilian Captain Cafu and had to be physically stopped by the security, present in the stadium. Veron and Maradona share a difficult past, which started from the time when Maradona was the manager of Argentina National Team. Although, the fight was not the only thing the fans witnessed. Maradona had a delightful time passing to Italian Francesco Totti, who scored a goal and won the game. No matter what happened, watching Maradona dribble, both with his legs and his tongue, certainly brings back some strong memories.

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