Former Soccer Star Slaps Reporter for Winking at Wife (Video)

| by Michael Allen

Former Argentinean soccer star Diego Maradona slapped a journalist in the face in Buenos Aires on Saturday after attending a Children's Day event with his wife Veronica Ojeda and their child.

According to, Maradona was leaving the event at the National Theatre when his car was surrounded by fans and the media (video below).

Leandro Sports Videos reports that Maradona told reporters from inside his car, "This is the a gift for my child. One of the first days I have spent with my son. I have a happy environment so stop breaking balls, because I am 53 years old and I’m not the 'Dieguito,' my name is Diego Armando Maradona!”

Maradona suddenly got out of his vehicle, walked through the crowd and confronted an unidentified journalist.

"What is it silly?" Maradona said to the reporter. "Why you mess with my wife if I do not mess with you?"

The 1986 World Cup captain then slapped the journalist in the face and walked back to his car, noted The Telegraph.

Some news outlets have identified Ojeda as an ex-wife, girlfriend, wife, and "mother of his son."

Sources:, Leandro Sports Videos, The Telegraph