UNSUPPORTED BROWSER
Planet Futbol

Maradona slams Argentina FA president, flips middle finger on TV

Former Argentina star and manager Diego Maradona, center in sunglasses, was a spectator for Saturday's 1-0 win over Iran. Photo:

Former Argentina star and manager Diego Maradona, center in sunglasses, was a spectator for Saturday's 1-0 win over Iran.

Diego Maradona and Argentina FA president Julio Grondona don't exactly see eye-to-eye and haven't for some time. So it should be no surprise that Maradona didn't take too kindly to being called a "bad-luck charm" by Grondona after Argentina's latest World Cup match.

Maradona, on the 28th anniversary of his "Hand of God" goal against England, reportedly left the stands at Argentina's 1-0 win over Iran prior to Lionel Messi's stunning stoppage-time goal, which prompted Grondona to tell reporters that the team won because its bad-luck charm had left the building. Maradona responded in kind, with a one-fingered salute on live TV:

Translated (via the AP):''I want to say to Grondona that what I have done was through work. What he has done was done from buying it from FIFA.''

Apparently Grondona doesn't watch How I Met Your Mother, because he simply could have just called Maradona "The Blitz" and avoided all the unpleasantries.

Promoted Stories
Comments
SI.com

Drag this icon to your bookmark bar.
Then delete your old SI.com bookmark.

SI.com

Click the share icon to bookmark us.