Perhaps more famed for his prowess on the football pitch, Argentina’s Diego Armando Maradona has been captured in a bizarre video tribute to Jamaican music legend Bob Marley.
The video was taken in 2014, while the footballer was in Dubai with his nephew “El Chino”. Maradona appears in good spirits, dancing on his chair.
However, the legal battle with his now ex-wife Claudia Villafañe, has been denting his bank balance and affecting his sense of humor.
Maradona claims he is owed 80 million pesos ($8 million).
Following a hearing with Maradona’s lawyer Matías Morla, the Argentine issued a press release asking Villafañe to “give me back what’s mine.”
“I’ve said it once, and I’ll say it again. I want my money.”
“Nobody made me undertake this investigation, Matías Morla, besides being an excellent lawyer, is my friend and he has supported me during this difficult time, if I hadn’t been stolen from this wouldn’t be happening.”
However, just days after Maradona filed his claim, one-time business partner Diego Mancuso has said that the footballer owes him the exact same sum for outstanding deals.
Mancuso’s lawyer Alejandro Kalbermatten also added that the star undergo psychiatric tests as “he hasn’t looked at all well recently.” Clarin reports.
Maradona has also joined debate over a potential replay between Panama and Mexico, following criticism over referee Mark Geiger.
“I’m with Panama. The match should be replayed without the ref. Lack of transparency shone through during the 1990 World Cup in Italy, when the Mexican player Codesal stole from us Argentines.” He commented on Facebook.
Now retired, Maradona is still, for some, the greatest player of all time.
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