MEXICAN football chiefs have said they will investigate Maradona after he attacked Donald Trump after a league match last weekend.
The football legend, an outspoken critic of South America’s conservative governments and a friend of late Cuban leader Fidel Castro, landed himself in hot water by branding the American president a “tyrant” after his side Dorados de Sinaloa beat Tampico Madero last Sunday.
Football legend Diego Maradona faces a probe after blasting Donald Trump[/caption]
Maradona branded Donald Trump a ‘tyrant’ after dedicating the game to Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro[/caption]
An ethics code prevents Mexican managers from making political comments at a match.
At the start of a post-match press conference, Maradona dedicated his side’s win to Venezuela’s disputed president Nicolas Maduro, saying: “I want to dedicate this triumph to Nicolas Maduro, because the world sheriffs are the Yankees and because they think they can crush us because
they have the biggest bomb in the world.
“Not us, that tyrant they have as their President can’t buy us.”
He went on to brand Trump a puppet.
A spokesman for the Mexican Football Federation confirmed: “An investigation has been opened into an alleged infraction of the Federation’s Code of Ethics over the comments made in a press conference after the match that was played on March 31 2019.”
In January the 58-year-old Argentinian used his Instagram account to publish a photo of him alongside Maduro and claim all he wanted was the best for his country.
He also branded those trying to unseat the embattled South American leader as “traitors.” Maradona lived in Cuba for several years after being invited to the Caribbean island by Fidel Castro to seek help for his drug problems.
He returned to the island to attend Fidel’s funeral in 2016.
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Maradona’s lawyer Matias Morla admitted recently he had fathered three children during his extended stay in Cuba who are now aged between 18 and 20.
The trio were named as two woman called Joana and Lu and a man called Javielito.
Mr Morla went on to reveal the retired footballer may have a fourth child in Cuba – a lookalike called Harold which would take Maradona’s tally of children to nine.
Football bosses are banned from political comments by Mexico’s Football Federation[/caption]
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