Football legend, Diego Maradona, has disclosed that what happened to Barcelona icon, Ronaldinho, in Paraguay made him really sad.

Maradona Ronaldinho

Recalls that Ronaldinho and his brother Roberto Assis were apprehended in Paraguay in early March, for allegedly using fake documents to enter the country.

Ronaldinho left prison after 32 days when Judge Gustavo Amarilla decided that the ex Brazilian international and his brother can live in a hotel in Asuncion, while they await trial on their charges.

But Maradona has now leaped to the defense of Ronaldinho and insisted that the former AC Milan star is not a criminal.


The Argentina legend believes the 40-year-old is innocent, adding that the former attacking midfielder maestro only went to Paraguay to work.

“What happened to Ronaldinho made me sad, he is not a criminal, he only went to work in Paraguay,” Maradona told the Argentine newspaper, El Dia de La Plata.

“His mistake is being an idol; it seems. He is my friend, and I support him to the death.


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