Diego Maradona Slaps Reporter for Winking at His Baby Mama (Video)

diego maradona slaps reporter in the face

If you know anything about Argentine soccer legend Diego Maradona—the man some experts say was the greatest soccer player of all time—the fact that he recently got out of his car and slapped a reporter in the face really won’t come as a surprise. He’s an eccentric man with a bit of a God complex who’s had run-ins with reporters in the past.

What may surprise you in this case, though, is that for once Maradona actually had a good reason for being ridiculous. Allegedly.

Maradona took in a performance at the Cervantes National Theater in Buenos Aires on Saturday with his ex-longtime girlfriend Veronica Ojeda and his one-and-a-half-year-old son. Obviously, they were mobbed by reporters, and Maradona seemed pretty much fine with that. He rolled down the window of his car and held the kid right on his lap while he explained that he was just trying to spend some quality time with the fam and they should all leave him alone after snapping several hundred photos to put in their newspapers and such.

Things went south, however, when one reporter allegedly winked at Ojeda. To that Maradona took offense. So he got out of his car and confronted the guy, saying “What is it, fool? Why mess with my wife if I do not mess with you?”

Then he slapped him. Lightly.

Take a look:

I bet that guy will never wash his cheek again!

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