Diego, paraaaaaa!

Now it’s Diego Maradona.

A leaked video has surfaced this week allegedly showing former Argentinian soccer star Diego Maradona hitting his ex-girlfriend.

According to the Spanish newspaper El Mundo, the video captures an intoxicated Maradona speaking to his ex, 24-year-old Rocío Oliva, in an aggressive manner before physically assaulting her.

“Stop! Stop! Stop hitting me,” the woman cries out in the clip, according to a NY Daily News translation.

One after another.


  1. We are Plethora says

    Surprise, surprise, another one shows his true colors. Scratch a misogynist, find a domestic abuser underneath.

  2. sonofrojblake says

    In fairness, it’s not like anyone ever held up this man as a paragon of virtue. Ask most football fans what they think of him, and the response would be “fat, arrogant, drug-abusing cheat”. That he turns out to be a violent misogynist too should be a surprise to precisely nobody. He’s already held in contempt by anyone who knows anything much about him.

  3. says

    Greetings from Argentina. As @sonofrojblake points out at #2, Maradona was always… “controversial”, to put it mildly, so I don’t think anyone will be surprised about this. People in my country goes nuts about him, though. There’s even a church, “la Iglesia Maradoniana” that worships him, with prayers and all… I always thought he was a racist, a misogynist, and generally a complete asshole, so really, not surprised at all. But I don’t think we should use the fact that he is fat or has a drug abusing problem as a criticism. He’s an asshole, though, no doubt about it.

  4. johnthedrunkard says

    Maradona had a substantial reputation as a coke-head, even while playing.

    Here again, ALCOHOL will probably be glossed over. The correlation between drunkenness and violence, including domestic violence, is beyond refute. Just don’t expect Salon or Jezebel to mention it!

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