Diego Maradona Calls Sergio Aguero a Wimp and Demands Showdown over Daughter

Nick Akerman@NakermanFeatured ColumnistOctober 31, 2013

CAPE TOWN, SOUTH AFRICA - JULY 03:  Diego Maradona head coach of Argentina gestures during the 2010 FIFA World Cup South Africa Quarter Final match between Argentina and Germany at Green Point Stadium on July 3, 2010 in Cape Town, South Africa.  (Photo by Chris McGrath/Getty Images)
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Diego Maradona is not the kind of man to hold his tongue, and Sergio Aguero is the latest to be on the end of it after the Argentinian legend—who turned 53 on Oct. 30—called him "a wimp."

Aguero spent four years married to Giannina, Maradona’s daughter, before ending their relationship earlier this year.

As reported by Argentine radio and via Charles Reynolds of the Daily Mail, Maradona holds a grudge.

He’s a wimp, who I don’t even want to name. In my daughter’s next meeting with a lawyer, I want to be by her side. We’ll see who can talk. The next time I want to be there to see if he (Aguero) says anything.

It appears Maradona is hinting at a future legal battle with Aguero—perhaps for the custody of son Benjamin—but it’s clear the 1986 World Cup winner is more than prepared to speak publicly about his former son-in-law.

What exactly the "wimp" remark refers to is yet to be seen.

Back in January, Giannina confirmed the breakup on Twitter, as reported by Paul Byrne of the Mirror. The youngest of Maradona’s daughters moved to Spain directly afterward, a transition that produced rumours suggesting Aguero could leave the Etihad for Real Madrid, per John Richardson of the Express.

Aguero hasn’t let problems off the field dampen his form.

The 25-year-old has scored seven goals in eight Premier League games this season, per ESPN FC, his most recent coming in the 2-1 Premier League defeat to Chelsea.

He continues to highlight himself as the club’s most important striker with clever movement and sharp finishing skills that have the ability to produce goals from opportunities others would pass up.

Maradona has a history of odd outbursts—as highlighted during his expletive-ridden tirade toward journalists in 2009, per BBC Sport—so Aguero shouldn't be surprised with his latest rant.

Even so, the lethal striker must remain focused. Without his full attention, Manchester City's recent problems will only amplify further as they attempt to claw back Arsenal's six-point lead over them at the top of the table. 


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