Maradona denies Italian tax evasion
Diego Maradona has denied claims from the Italian tax authorities that he owes the government money from his time at Napoli. The Italian Treasury claim that the former Argentina legend owes €30 million from his seven-year spell in the country in which he made over 180 appearances for Partenopei. The 52-yearold has refuted these claims and admitted that he hopes to return to Stadio San Paolo having being proven innocent. "They haven't got evidence to come after me or to persecute me. I'm not a tax evader. I never have been because I only played soccer." he said.