December 5 – Diego Maradona has waded into the row over switching the second leg of the Copa Libertadores final between Boca Juniors and River Plate to Madridwith some choice words against Conmebol president Alejandro Dominguez.
Maradona, who ended his career at Boca Juniors and is renowned for his anti-establishment views, channelled his frustrations in the direction of Dominguez with a trademark blast.
“I want to tell Dominguez – how the hell does he think I can get myself and my family to the game in Madrid?” Maradona told Radio La Red.
“What does he think? That everyone is rich? They are the scourge of football. I’m very angry about this.”
Maradona, who also vented his anger towards the Argentine FA, sees no reason why the twice postponed fixture can’t be played at another Buenos Aires club, Vélez Sarsfield.
“You mother f….,” he was quoted as saying. “Just reinforce security measures and let the game be played at Velez Sarsfield’s stadium. You guys really are the worst football trash that ever was. None of you are qualified for this job.”
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