Diego Maradona dives into crowd as fans abuse WAGS

Diego's damsels in distress! Maradona dives into crowd as fans abuse WAGS

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09:54 GMT, 30 March 2012

Diego Maradona had to be held back by security staff after wading into the crowd to save his side's WAGS from opposition fans.

Maradona's better half Veronica was caught up in the trouble as the Argentina legend's Al Wasl side lost 2-0 to Al Shabab in Al Mamzar.

The Al Wasl coach hit out at the fans after the women had been escorted from the stadium by police.

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No nonsense: Diego Maradona took on supporters to save his side's WAGS

No nonsense: Diego Maradona took on supporters to save his side's WAGS

He said: 'Some people are cowards. They only attack women and have no courage to confront men. This is the first time I am upset with the fans.

'If they are angry with me they should know that I did it (climbed the stands) for my wife because someone was calling her names.

'They shouldn't be angry with me they should be angry with the people who did this. They are cowards, not real fans.'

Gulf News reported that some of Maradona's entourage in the United Arab Emirates – which included Veronica – abused Al Shabab's Brazilian striker Ciel and home fans reacted angrily, sparking the trouble.