Maradona: Ronaldinho isn’t a criminal

Diego Maradona has come out in support of Ronaldinho, insisting that the Brazilian isn’t a criminal.

The Brazilian is still locked in a Paraguayan prison, accused of falsifying documents to enter the country, but the former Barcelona and AC Milan player denies the accusations.

“What happened to Ronaldinho made me sad,” Maradona told newspaper El Dia.

“He’s not a criminal, he only went to work.

“His only mistake is being an idol, it seems. He’s my friend and I back him to the death.”

Touching on the current COVID-19 pandemic, the Argentinian is worried about the future.

“The economy won’t be the same,” Maradona said. “Leaders will have to work hard to get through it.

“Luckily we have great leaders at the AFA and I’m sure they’ll make the best decisions.”

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