Diego Maradona To Reporter: "Know that if I fight you one-on-one, I'll destroy you"

Argentina's former footballer Diego Maradona cheers during the 2017 Davis Cup World Group first round single tennis match between Argentina's tennis player Guido Pella and Italy's Fabio Fognini at Parque Sarmiento stadium in Buenos Aires on February 6, 2017. / AFP / JUAN MABROMATA        (Photo credit should read JUAN MABROMATA/AFP/Getty Images)

Diego Maradona To Reporter: "Know that if I fight you one-on-one, I'll destroy you"

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Diego Maradona To Reporter: "Know that if I fight you one-on-one, I'll destroy you"

Diego Maradona is inveterately notable. His trip to Madrid to see his former club Napoli play Real Madrid in the Champions League has certainly been that.

A reporter accused Maradona of hitting him when the Argentine legend was surrounded by a media scrum. Maradona responded, telling him “I didn’t hit you, if I hit you, you will lose your nose” and “know, that if I fight you one-on-one, I’ll destroy you.”

Police also were called to Maradona’s hotel Wednesday morning due to a heated argument between Maradona and his girlfriend, Rocio Oliva. Both were questioned. Neither were charged.

Maradona, a noted critic of Sepp Blatter, agreed to become a FIFA ambassador last week.

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