DIEGO MARADONA was a magician on the pitch – but sometimes he hit the headlines for all of the wrong reasons.
The Argentine icon sadly passed away, aged 60, on Wednesday after suffering a heart attack at his home in Buenos Aires.
Diego Maradona fired an air rifle at journalists leaving four injuredCredit: AP:Associated Press
His death has left fans from all over the world reminiscing about the Napoli and Argentina legend.
But his illustrious playing career on the pitch was all-too-often plagued by incidents off it.
Not least than when, in 1994, Maradona landed himself in trouble for SHOOTING at journalists with an air rifle.
Four people were left injured after he opened fire on them outside his home in Buenos Aires.
Maradona was found guilty of assault with a weapon and was hit with a suspended prison sentence of two years and 10 months.
Diego Maradona pictured shortly after the incident in 1994Credit: AP:Associated Press
Following the tragic news of his death, SunSport pulled together a list of Maradona’s maddest ever moments.
Known globally for his infamous ‘Hand of God’ goal against England at the 1986 World Cup, Maradona also suffered from high-profile drug addiction throughout his prolific career.
He was first banned for 15 months following a failed drugs test in 1991 and was then charged for drug trafficking and possession later that year, receiving another suspended 12 month sentence.
On a more positive note, Maradona has been widely remembered for his incredible warm-up routine from 1989.
During his club career, he scored 259 goals in just 491 matches.
Diego Mafadona scored 34 goals for his beloved ArgentinaCredit: AP:Associated Press
As well as guiding Argentina to World Cup glory in 1986, he scored 34 goals in 91 games for his country.
The last known photo of Maradona shows him smiling while in hospital after undergoing surgery.
Grieving fans in Argentina clashed with cops as they scrambled to get a look at Maradona’s casket.
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