UAE committee to hear complaint against Maradona

UAE committee to hear complaint against Maradona

Published Dec. 15, 2011 6:06 a.m. ET

A complaint against Diego Maradona for calling a rival coach ''rude'' is expected to be heard by a United Arab Emirates league disciplinary committee next week.

Maradona, who coaches UAE club Al Wasl, has been feuding with Al Ain coach Cosmin Olaroiu since losing an ill-tempered match. The 1986 World Cup-winning Argentine complained that Olaroiu and his staff celebrated the winning goal in an unprofessional manner and he later called Olaroiu rude.

The committee also is slated to hear a complaint from Al Wasl, which accuses Al Ain fans of pelting its fans with stones after the match.

A decision could come Monday. It is unclear what sanctions Maradona could face.