Nigeria-Argentina match: Maradona removed as FIFA ambassador due to bad behaviour

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Argentine football legend Maradona has reportedly been removed as ambassador for FIFA and will no longer be paid due to his poor conduct during the Argentina and Nigeria match.

Maradona had celebrated Argentine’s second goal by raising his middle finger at fans who were trolling him when the score was at 1-1 draw.

FIFA had considered his behaviour embarrassing and hence will no longer be entitled to the fee he receives from the world soccer governing body for bringing the spotlight to any world cup match he witnessed live.

He has also been urged to be of good behaviour in the remaining games he’s going to watch at the world cup if he is to avoid a possible stadium ban.

The Telegraph UK reports that the 1986 World Cup-winning captain earns £10,000 plus expenses for any event he attends in his capacity as a Fifa ambassador.

Maradona was not on the official FIFA VIP list for the match after having been for Argentina’s World Cup opener against Iceland, at which he was seen smoking a cigar at the non-smoking Spartak Stadium.

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