Diego Maradona had to be restrained from Juan Veron in a match the Pope hosted
Pope Francis' “Match for Peace and Solidarity” is a charity match meant to bring people together, and raise money for causes close to the Pope's heart, such as the victims of the earthquake in Central Italy that killed almost 300 people. The first iteration of the match was in 2014, and icons like Diego Maradona, Ronaldinho, Roberto Baggio and Roberto Carlos played on that occasion.
After a year hiatus, the game returned on October 12th to Roma's Stadio Olimpico. Maradona played again, and Juan Sebastian Veron played opposite him.
It didn't go well.
Things started out amicably, but when Veron and Maradona got tangled up, Diego didn't take it so well. He became so incensed he had to be taken aside by Brazilian legend Cafu and restrained by security guards as he tried to get at Veron, shouting insults the whole time.
Veron and Maradona have a long history stemming back to Maradona's stint as Argentina manager, and the fiery little legend still clearly has a bone to pick with “La Brujita.” Still, you'd think he might be able to keep it together for a match for PEACE representing THE POPE.
Some things really just never change.
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