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Football legend denied entry into the US after insulting Trump on TV
By Robert Abong'o | Updated Feb 02, 2018 at 15:23 EAT
Diego Maradona can't go to the US

A football legend has been denied entry into the US 

He allegedly insulted Donald Trump on TV the exact time his lawyer was preparing his VISA

Argentinian football legend Diego Maradona may not live to visit the United States of America again after reports that he has been refused a visa because he insulted President Donald Trump on live television.

According to an article published in The Daily Mirror, Maradona needed to go to the US to attend to a court case that involved his ex-wife, Claudia Villafane, but was denied by relevant authorities.

This is not the first time Maradona has had issues with ‘The House on the Hill’. During the 1994 World Cup, he was kicked out after being caught abusing drugs.

His lawyer, Matias Morla, spoke to Argentine TV to explain what happened:

He says he was proceeding to attain the visa for Maradona, when the football superstar went live on Telesur, a Venezuelan TV channel.

“You can imagine, I was in the embassy and I said 'Diego, please don't talk about the United States'," Mr Morla said. Because the interview was with TeleSur and I know how these things go,” said Mr Morla.

When Maradona was asked what he thought about Trump, he responded saying, “Trump is a Chirolita…”

Chirolaita is an Argentinian slang term for ‘Puppet’ or ‘Dummy’.

Maradona will now have to sit back and wait for his lawyer to fly to Miami and represent him.

“After this, I said I'm going to have to represent you in Miami instead," added the lawyer. 

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