Maradona Arrested at Buenos Aires Airport Over Ex-Girlfriend's Lawsuit - Reports

© AFP 2022 / STRINGERFormer Argentinian footballer and manager Diego Armando Maradona holds a jersey of the football club Fujairah FC, bearing his name on the reverse, during a press conference where he was announced as the upcoming manager for the team, in the Gulf emirate of Fujairah on May 14, 2017
Former Argentinian footballer and manager Diego Armando Maradona holds a jersey of the football club Fujairah FC, bearing his name on the reverse, during a press conference where he was announced as the upcoming manager for the team, in the Gulf emirate of Fujairah on May 14, 2017 - Sputnik International
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The 1986 World Cup winner previously expressed anger at the legal and economic demands from his ex-girfriend with whom he had broken up in December 2018 after six years together.

Diego Maradona, an Argentinian football legend now training the Mexican club Dorados de Sinaloa, was detained at a Buenos Aires airport after his ex-girlfriend Rocio Oliva sued him for a $6.3 million pay-out, local media reported.

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It is believed that Oliva, who had dated Maradona for six years before they broke up last December, has filed a claim in the San Miguel Family Court for "action of economic compensation" against the former footballer.

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According to the reports, Maradona was returning to his native Argentina from Mexico when he was stopped by authorities who issued a formal notice of the proceedings against him from his ex.

A court date has allegedly been set for 13 June; Maradona, however, will be not attend the hearing, but will be represented there by his lawyer.

In January, Marca reported, referring to Maradona's interview on Argentinian television, that he was infuriated with Oliva's economic demands and declared that their "love is dead".

"I'm not one to hit, but I felt like ripping her head off. Rocio is now completely out of my life. The love is dead now", he allegedly said.

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