BY: Thandeka Mnisi
The Match of Peace was apparently organised to pay tribute to the Catholic Priest, Pope Francis which included the retired legend and current stars such as the likes of Ronaldinho, Edga Davis and Hernan Crespo.
However an off-the-ball encounter appeared to have started the fight, when the 55 year old lost his balance before Veron in the first half of the game.
The Argentines were seen quarreling with each other as they walked off the pitch on half-time, with Maradona pushing his countryman and former Manchester United star Veron until he was restrained by ex-Brazil defender Cafu and the security stuff.
Watch: Maradona Vs Veron
Maradona was reported shouting ” I don’t f*** you about, i tell you straight to your face” at Veron.
According to Soccer Laduma the pair’s bitterness arises from when Veron was part of the “Nationalization Committee” that assisted in choosing the Argentines national team manager.
Maradona’s team lost, with the game ending 4-3.