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Maradona runs over cameraman in car

Maradona runs over cameraman in car
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First Published: Thu, May 20 2010. 03 52 PM IST
Updated: Thu, May 20 2010. 03 52 PM IST
Buenos Aires: Argentina coach Diego Maradona yelled insults at an injured cameraman after accidentally running over his leg following his World Cup squad announcement.
Driving a Mini to a news conference on Wednesday, the 1986 World Cup winner was surrounded by newsmen but one was hit and he fell to the ground. According to a Reuters witness, Maradona’s car then rolled over the lower part of his leg.
“What an a****** you are,” Maradona shouted from the car. “How can you put your leg there where it can get run over, man?”
Paramedics ran to the scene to attend to the cameraman who was taken away for further treatment.
The 49-year-old coach, reckoned to be one of the greatest ever footballers, then delivered the names of the 23-man squad for the World Cup finals (11 June -11 July) to the media.
Maradona’s World Cup preparation was earlier disrupted in March when he needed minor facial surgery after being bitten by his dog.
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First Published: Thu, May 20 2010. 03 52 PM IST