Maradona slaps journalist

Argentine legend Diego Maradona has been caught on camera hitting a journalist on Saturday, according to Sky Sports.

The confrontation took place as the 53-year-old left a theatre where he had taken his son, Diego Fernando, to see a children’s play on Argentina’s Day of the Child.

It has been reported the journalist winked at the mother of the former Barcelona and Napoli player’s son, his ex-partner Veronica Ojeda.

Maradona, who won the World Cup as a player in 1986 and also managed his country from 2008 to 2010, is no stranger to confrontations with journalists.

In 1994, he was handed a suspended jail sentence of two years and 10 months for shooting at journalists with an air rifle outside his home. Four people were injured in the incident.