By Adebayo Williams
Argentine striker Mauro Icardi has dismissed country legend Diego Maradona’s recent comments about him. Maradona had taken shots at Icardi again in a press conference on Monday saying the 23-year-old is a traitor. The former coach of the Argentinian national team had said, back in June, that Icardi was dead to him and not worth talking about.
“He was a great player, but outside of football I can’t respond to anything,” Icardi told Sky Sport Italia. “I think he’s come across badly as he did last year, and an interview like that has nothing to do with peace.
“These are tasteless words, it already happened in the friendly match Javier Zanetti organised. I can’t say anything about someone who isn’t an example for anyone,” Icardi replied when asked about the comments.
Maradona has been a source of constant abuse to the player since he married former teammate Maxi Lopez’s wife, Wanda Nara.