Diego Maradona has been labelled a ‘psychopath and woman beater’ according to reports.
A leaked video appears to show the ex-footballer hitting his girlfriend Rocio Oliva. The leaked clip, filmed by Oliva, shows Maradona walking towards the camera followed by what seems to be a struggle between the couple.
As the former Argentine footballer approaches the camera he can be heard saying: ‘You still looking at your phone?’ Oliva replied: ‘Can’t I look at it?’ before shouting him: ‘Stop Diego, calm down, stop hitting,’ as he allegedly tried to strike her twice with his right hand.
Maradona has denied the allegations of physical abuse. According to The Daily Mail he said: ‘I sent the phone flying but I swear I’ve never hit a woman. The story starts and finishes there.
‘I admit I knocked the phone out of Rocio’s hands but there’s nothing more to it. The situation didn’t continue.’
Maradona is best known for leading Argentina to victory in the 1986 World Cup, who 3-2 in the final against West Germany.