Thursday, May 23, 2019

Diego Maradona ‘arrested’ at airport after ex-girlfriend claims he owes her £5m

Diego Maradonsa was stopped at an airport and arrested after his ex-girlfriend sued him for£5million pay-out, it has been reported.

Local media in Buenos Aires are suggesting the football legend was detained when he flew into the Argentina capital from Mexico.

It is believed the controversial Argentina hero was spoken to regarding a court action filed by his former partner Rocio Oliva.

The pair enjoyed a six-year relationship before they broke up in December last year.

Oliva has now gone on to launch a claim in the San Miguel Family Court for "action of economic compensation" against the 58-year-old.

Maradona was returning to his homeland from Mexico where he is manager of club side Dorados de Sinaloa when he was reportedly confronted.

It is claimed authorities took him aside, detained him and then issued formal notice of the proceedings against him from Oliva, herself a former footballer.

A court date has been listed for June 13, which will be attended by his lawyer Matias Morla.