Maradona not friendly to cameraman’s foot

GARETH WHEELER, QMI Agency

, Last Updated: 11:02 PM ET

Continuing the theme of talented teams with distractions, enter Argentina.

Head coach Diego Maradona is a walking, talking, real-life distraction.

In a typical, wacky day for the soccer legend, Maradona ran over a cameraman’s foot on his way to announcing his 23-man World Cup roster.

At first, Maradona berated the cameraman, blaming him for getting in the way. “How can you put your leg there where it can get run over, man?” Maradona asked.

More important than deciphering Maradona’s lifestyle choices or driving skills are the methods behind his squad selection. Certain circles questioned Maradona for omiting veteran Inter Milan duo Javier Zanetti and Esteban Cambiasso from his squad.

There weren’t any more major surprises in his final team selection, with Newcastle defender Fabricio Coloccini being the biggest named axed from the squad.

The Canadian men’s national team is in Buenos Aires, where it will try to avoid being run over by Maradona and powerful Argentina in an international friendly on Monday.


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