For making obscene gestures follwing Argentina’s winning goal against Nigeria on Tuesday, world football governing body FIFA has stripped football legend Diego Maradona off his ambassadorial role.
Maradona celebrated Marcos Rojo’s winning goal for Argentina by raising his middle finger at fans who were trolling him when scores was still 1-1 during the game.
FIFA termed his behaviour as “embarrassing and provocative” hence he would no longer receive the £10,000 he was receiving from the world soccer governing body for bringing the spotlight to any World Cup match he witnessed live.
The football icon ignored doctors advise not to watch the final minutes of the Argentina against Nigeria group D decider, a situation which made him to require medical help after the end of the game.
Furthermore he has been warned to be of good behaviour in the remaining games he is going to watch at the World Cup with FIFA hinting at a possible stadium ban if he acts in same manner like he did on Tuesday.