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Diego slaps scribe

Buenos Aires: Diego Maradona slapped a reporter after attending an event with his family this weekend.

The Argentine soccer great also called the journalist an “idiot” during the confrontation outside a theatre, here. It wasn’t clear why Maradona was upset, though local media said the matter appeared related to his ex-partner Veronica Ojeda.

According to Argentine newspapers, Maradona allegedly caught the journalist winking at Veronica.

Video images showed Maradona leaving his car and slapping the journalist. The journalist did not react immediately, though. Maradona reasoned he was celebrating a day with his son before the incident.

Fans and reporters had surrounded Maradona’s car. He answered a few questions and was about to leave when he became upset.