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Rolex with a hand of "God" will go up for auction

June 9 2006
14:20

New sandal for Appenine - Italian police detained the world football legend Diego Maradona Orlando. Attendants law confiscated Argentine footballer all valuables, including two expensive watches company «Rolex». This was done in another attempt to cover at least part of its huge debt of 30 million euros, not Maradona paid in taxes.

The incident occurred on Tuesday in the crime capital of sunny Italy - Naples. Maradona arrived in Naples to attend the charity match. This time for his native Argentina, against Angola in support of the "Red Cross".

After the press conference for the event the tax authorities said they received a court order allowing them to confiscate Diego all his personal belongings and valuables.

Debt player has accumulated 7 years of stay in Naples - from 1984 to 1990, the Argentinian as a world football star played for local club Napoli. At that time came prosperity, both the player and his team.

Now 2-time champion Italy Napoli dragging out a miserable existence - after the bankruptcy of the club in 2004 the club for 2 years held in "a series of C", and only this year won promotion to the grade and the transition to the "Segundo".

Maradona himself believes that the taxes for that period of his life should not pay it, and the club to whom he gave the golden years of his career. Though "Black Deeds" Italian football on laundered the late 80's, do not go to any comparison with recent scandals in the "Series A".

According to tax specialists, Maradona in the confiscation behaved politely and peacefully. Vicious brawler Maradona finally behaved adult.

"We were surprised that it was worn as an expensive watch, because he knows that when he comes in once native Italy, he risks losing something, - has told tax officials the Associated Press.

According to tax, "Orlando" behaved politely and not rowdy. The cost of two hours is estimated at 10 thousand euros, but this is not true of their price. Filmed with a "hand of god 'clock in the auction will grow in value tenfold.

Recall that last year, Italian police to withhold the amount that is owed to Maradona for taking part in a TV show.

For the first time the old problems with taxes from Maradona appeared in 2001, when Italian police detained a player on arrival at Rome airport. Then a public figure able to challenge a number of accusations and go home. But in February 2005, the court reopened the case, so the "star" of world football will sooner or later pay the entire amount owed.

Vitvitskiy Alex

PanZicov

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