Maradona filmed slapping journalist in Buenos Aires

Former Argentinian football player Diego Maradona was filmed slapping a journalist on the face in Buenos Aires as he was leaving an event with his family on Saturday.

Fans and members of the media had surrounded the car to take pictures when Maradona got out of it and confronted a journalist, slapping him on the face and calling him an idiot (in Spanish).

It was not immediately clear why Maradona struck the journalist, who had no instant reaction to the gesture.