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Not my face: Maradona sues Chinese games company over use of image

Arguably the greatest football of all time is not happy with the apology of a Chinese gaming company for improper use of his image and has decided to take them to the courts.

Maradona doesn't like his face on things he hasn't agreed to.
Maradona doesn't like his face on things he hasn't agreed to.
Image: Tony Marshall/EMPICS Sport

NOT CONTENT WITH an apology Diego Maradona has told a Chinese online gaming company that he will see them in court, as he pursues legal action against the Nasdaq listed company for infringement of his image rights.

The9 Limited, an online game operator and developer in China, launched a new online game named called “Winning Goal” last year, using the image of Maradona in the game, reports the Xinhua news agency.

However, when El Diego found out about this he wasn’t too happy at all, claiming he wasn’t contacted or had never co-operated with the Chinese company, adding that it was an infringement of his rights.

Despite The9 Limited sending an apology letter to the former Argentina national coach in which the company claimed it had been cheated by a Chinese football agent, Maradona rejected it and said: “I believe that Chinese court will bring me justice.”

Business Insider has published the offending image which features the former World Cup winner in the famous light blue and white of his country showing off that cheeky grin of his.

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