Maradona Fighting Al-Shabab Audience to Protect His Wife


The Argentine soccer legend hasn’t lost his competitive fire. While coaching his Al Wasl team in Dubai on Thursday, Maradona had to be restrained by security as he confronted opposing fans who allegedly threatened players’ wives and girlfriends. “Some people are cowards. They only attack women and have no courage to confront men,” Maradona said. The dispute started when Al Wasl fans heckled Al Shabab’s Brazilian striker Ciel. Al Shabab supporters then turned on the Al Wasl partisans. Maradona signed a two-year deal with the United Arab Emirates club in May. Since then, he has threatened to quit if the club doesn’t increase its budget for players next season, and he has had run-ins with rival coaches.