Sunday, February 28, 2010

Diego Maradona's Jewelry Seized by Italian Police as Palermo Play the Diamond Formation

Diego Maradona's reluctance to pay tax while he played for Napoli in Italy has come back to haunt him. Owing the Italian Revenue some £35million, the Italian government seized all of his jewelry on a recent visit to the country...

The jewels were then auctioned off to help pay towards an estimated €35m tax debt, but it seems Maradona will now be reunited with at least one of his prized possessions, a diamond earring after a mystery buyer bought the piece and gave it back to Diego, free of charge... step forward Palermo striker Fabrizio Miccoli.

Although it was an unknown woman who was at the auction to buy the earring for €25,000, Miccoli says she was acting on his behalf.

It is now believed that Miccoli intends to give the earring back to its rightful owner, although it didn't stop him wearing it during Palermo's 3-1 win over Lazio last Sunday...