Maradona kicks fan’s hand for intruding on photo



DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — Diego Maradona and his deft left foot have struck again, but this time the former Argentina great had to apologize for it.

Maradona, who coaches Al Wasl in the United Arab Emirates, kicked a fan’s hand after a match because it was intruding on a photo Maradona was trying to take with a banner of support from his grandson.

Maradona says “as a surprise from my daughters in Argentina and Manchester, they put a sign up for me in the ground that read: ‘Grandfather, I’m with you. I love you. Benja.’ I’d like to apologize to one of the fans. I was trying to unfurl and see the whole banner and, by mistake, I perhaps injured him.”