VIDEO: Maradona allegedly punches journalist at Madrid hotel ahead of Real-Napoli matchPublished February 15, 2017
Argentina legend Diego Maradona could be in hot water after he was filmed allegedly punching a journalist at a hotel in Madrid.
Local Police were called to deal with an incident involving the star, who was in the Spanish capital ahead of Napoli’s Champions League game against Real Madrid, following reports that he had engaged in an angry exchange with his girlfriend.
A police spokesman told ESPN : “We received a call at 8.30 a.m. from the manager of the hotel, and the emergency services were also informed after an argument broke out between Diego Maradona and his girlfriend.
“The emergency services arrived but were not needed.
“Maradona and his girlfriend were questioned, but there were no signs of assault and neither Maradona nor his girlfriend wanted to press charges.”
No charges were brought against the 56-year-old, who was later filmed on camera angrily confronting a journalist.
During the video, a reporter says: “We just got hit by Diego Maradona.”
The Argentine then replies: “No, no – if I had hit you, you wouldn’t have a nose.”
Maradona is expected to be present at tonight’s match at the Estadio Santiago Bernabeu, as in-form Napoli hope to shock La Liga leaders Real.