Football legend Diego Maradona has whipped up another controversy, he has been caught on camera hitting his girlfriend Rocio Oliva. The footballer who had captained Argentina to the World Cup Glory in 1986, courtesy the ‘Hand of God’ goal, was seen raising his hand in the video, again. The 53 year old is seen walking towards the girl in a fit of rage, asking “You still looking at your phone?” He is seen getting up from the couch and going towards his girlfriend in the kitchen. His girlfriend seems to have stealthily kept the camera function on, on the phone to record Diego hitting her. Rocio is seen telling “Calm down Diego, stop hitting, as he approaches her and hits her.
Countering allegations of domestic abuse with the leaked video, Maradona said that he had not hit her, and has only knocked the phone away from her hand. It is believed that Rocio secretly recorded the video at Maradona’s apartment at Bueons Aires, this month.
The romance between Oliva and Diego blossomed in 2013 in Dubai and they got engaged on the Valentine’s Day in 2014. They had met each other in 2010, Oliva was playing for the Women’s Football team in Argentina while Maradona was the coach of the national soccer team. Oliva is a fan of ‘River Plate’ which is an arch rival of Maradona’s favorite team ‘Boca Juniors’. Incidentally, Oliva’s ex-boyfriend Pablo Giron, is a convicted murderer.