World football’s governing body, FIFA, has cautioned Argentina football legend Diego Maradona over his behaviour during World Cup games at the ongoing tournament in Russia.
FIFA’s message was conveyed by the body’s Competitions Director, Colin Smith.
According to Smith, Diego Maradona must respect other fans despite his status as a football legend.
He said: “Diego Maradona might be a football legend, but even he has to show respect to other fans when he is in a football stadium, especially when he attends Argentina’s WC games.”
“We expect all players, former players, staff and fans to behave themselves appropriately and respectfully.” He added.
His comments were fuelled by Maradona’s conduct during Argentina’s 2-1 win over Nigeria in a Group D clash at the Saint Petersburg Stadium on Tuesday night.
Maradona had reportedly been warned that the 1986 World Cup winner will lose a $13,000 fee he collects due to a FIFA ‘Legends’ program if he persists with his controversial behaviour in Russia according to owngoal.com.