May 25, 2013
Batista files lawsuit against Maradona
Coach Sergio Batista filed a lawsuit against Diego Maradona accusing him of slander and called for a 20,000 pesos fine.
The conflict between the two last coaches of the national football team began when Maradona accused his former teammate at the Mexico 1986 World Cup of “asking for money” to promote players to the “albiceleste.”
The lawsuit was presented by attorney Zenón Alejandro Ceballos, but it has not been ratified yet.
According to the report, Maradona’s statements were “intentional” and were “easily spread by the media due to his sport’s reputation.” The presentation also stated that the situation had “a strong moral damage” for Batista.