Like the people who run with the bulls in Pamplona, the paparazzi in Argentina continue to tempt fate and risk their fertility by following Maradona around Buenos Aires. In the latest incident, a photographer for a neighborhood superstar journal met the wrath of Maradona’s foot and was worse off for it.
From the AP:
The “Gente” journal photographer Enrique Medina filed a police criticism claiming the 1986 World Cup winner attacked him outside Maradona’s father’s home on Sunday evening.
Medina informed the Associated Press on Monday that Maradona ran at him “like he was taking a free-kick” and kicked him so hard within the groin and higher leg space that he “doubled over in ache”.
This comes two months after Maradona threw stones at photographers who adopted him from the airport and was caught on video kicking one in all them. And again in 1994 he famously acquired a suspended jail sentence of two years and 10 months for shooting an air rifle at journalists.
The lesson here? If you’re going to take pictures of Maradona, be sure to put on a medieval swimsuit of armor while you do it. And if Maradona starts lining up your crotch like he is taking a free kick you might need to move.