BUENOS AIRES - Argentina coach Diego
Maradona yelled insults at an injured cameraman after running
over him while driving his Mini into the Argentine Football
Association (AFA) training complex.
"What an asshole you are," Maradona shouted from the car
after braking. "How can you put your foot under the wheel, man?"
Paramedics ran to the scene to attend to the cameraman who
was taken away for further treatment.
Local media reported that police from the Ezeiza district on
the outskirts of the city took pictures of the car which had
scratches on the paintwork.
Prosecutor Carlos Hassan took a statement from Maradona
inside the complex and the coach left later by a back exit.
Media were at the gates on Wednesday seeking comments from
Maradona on his choice of players in the 23-man squad for the
World Cup in South Africa starting on June 11 which he handed to
the AFA and was posted later on the organisation's website.
Maradona, who has grown a beard because he was unable to
shave for some time following minor facial surgery after he was
bitten by his dog in March, did not speak.
He has a news conference scheduled for Sunday ahead of Monday's friendly against Canada at the River Plate
stadium, Argentina's last warm-up for the finals.
Argentina plan to fly to their World Cup base in Pretoria on
May 28. They face Nigeria, South Korea and Greece in Group A.
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