The infamous manager added another chapter to his controversial tenure at Al Wasl, storming the stands to help players escort their wives and girlfriends to safetyDiego Maradona was escorted to his club's dressing room by police on Thursday night after a nasty confrontation with opposition supporters.
Following Al Wasl's contentious 2-0 defeat, Argentine fans watching the match from a VIP area got into a war of words with supporters of winners Al Shabab. The group, which included Maradona's other half as well as the partner of player Juan Mercier, was said to have been upset with the actions of Shabab's Brazilian striker Ciel.
The argument soon turned into a melee, with Maradona and Mercier running into the stands to help get their partners to a safer location. Police stepped in immediately, escorting the Al Wasl entourage away from the scene.
"[The Shabab fans] are cowards," Maradona told Gulf News. "They only attack women and have no courage to confront men.
""We accept everything in football, but do not accept men swearing at women."
The post-match fracas was a bad end to a poor night for Al Wasl, who conceded an own goal before half-time as well as a late penalty kick.
"I accept defeat but I am not happy with what happened against the fans tonight," Maradona continued. "Any fans upset by this should know that I was only there to defend my wife and I am only against the people who were directly insulting my wife."
The incident has surely left a bad taste in the mouth of the Argentine legend, who next week will travel to Naples in order to clear his name over an alleged €38 million in unpaid taxes.