1986 World Cup winner, Diego Maradonna has been fined $2,450 on 29th December 2011 by the United Arab Emirates for verbally abusing Al Ain coach, Cosmin Olaroiu.
The Argentine said the coach and his staff celebrated the winning goal in an unprofessional manner, saying he was rude and didn’t deserve credit for its early season success. Though, the Romanian coach referred to Maradona has a person who doesn’t have a clear mind (drawing clues from his history of drug and alcohol abuse), he hasn’t been sanctioned.
Since he arrived Dubai, Maradona has repeatedly criticized referees who he claims were biased against his club.
Carlo Nohra, Chief Executive, Al Ain said his sanction was justified and his actions would no longer be tolerated in the league.