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Thursday 18 January 2018

Maradona lashes 'traitor' Riquelme

Diego Maradona called Juan Roman Riquelme a "traitor" yesterday for leaving Boca Juniors, renewing a feud that has gone on for years between the two.

"If one wants to fight with Maradona, that's not important to me," Maradona said in a radio interview. "But what you can't do is be a traitor to the fans at Boca."

Riquelme, who has played for Barcelona and Villarreal, shocked Boca fans by announcing he was leaving after the club lost to Corinthians earlier this month in the final of the Copa Libertadores -- the top club championship in Latin America.

Reports suggested he might move to another Argentinian team, or to a club in China or in the Middle East.

Irish Independent

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