Media to blame for Maradona tirade: AFA

Updated: 29 October 2009 11:57 IST

Argentina's Football Association is blaming the media for Diego Maradona's angry tirade on live television.

Media to blame for Maradona tirade: AFA
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Buenos Aires, Argentina:

Argentina's Football Association is blaming the media for Diego Maradona's angry tirade on live television.

The AFA sent a formal report to FIFA dismissing Maradona's profanity-laced news conference in Uruguay as the natural result of tough questions from reporters. FIFA is investigating.

Maradona faces a possible five-game suspension and a fine of almost $20,000 if FIFA determines that he lowered himself "through acts or words ... in a way that undermines human dignity."

AFA attorney Hugo Pasos said on Monday that the report says, "Maradona acted in a state of violent emotions because of confrontations with reporters in the days before the game."

He declined to provide more details, but Maradona has called it a "momentary outburst" caused by reporters who unfairly accused him of not working hard enough.

Topics : Football Argentina
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