Diego Maradona threatens to sue the makers of Pro Evolution Soccer
Despite retiring 20-years ago, Diego Maradona features in Pro Evolution Soccer 2017 as a legend.
But the legend has responded furiously by announcing he is to ‘initiate legal actions’ against Konami, the makers of the popular video game series.
The former Argentina international, considered by many to be the greatest footballer of all-time, is unhappy at the use of his likeness in the latest instalment of the series.
Other legends in the game include Ronaldinho, Hristo Stoichkov and Gary Lineker.
Maradona’s avatar features long shaggy black hair and, unlike in previous versions of the popular PES series, uses his correct surname rather than a similar alternative.
On Thursday, Maradona wrote on his official Facebook page: “I heard yesterday that the Japanese company Konami uses my image for its game PES 2017.
“Unfortunately, my lawyer Matias Morla will initiate the corresponding legal actions. I hope this is not another scam…”
Ol’ Diego must have very little to worry about if this is concerning him. I mean, take a chill pill or two.