Maradona Accuses Chinese Internet Companies of Using His Image Without Permission

August 20, 2012

Diego Maradona attended a Beijing court hearing on Friday about his $3.2M image rights claim against two Chinese Internet companies.

Maradona has reportedly accused the companies of using his name and picture for an online gaming site without asking his permission.

Maradona’s agent in China, Tang Qinghui, said she could not comment on the case.

However, the 51-year-old is reportedly seeking 20M yuan ( us $3.2M) in compensation. Tang said is in China to “discuss with football officials how the game can be developed” in the country at  grassroots level. {jcomments on}