Diego Maradona is threatening to sue the creators of the popular video game franchise, Pro Evolution Soccer.
The former World Cup winner claims Konami, who make the game, used his image without consent.
“I heard yesterday that the Japanese company Konami uses my image for its game PES 2017,” said Maradona in a post on his Facebook page.
Maradona’s lawyer, Matias Morla, also alleged Konami acted ‘illegally’ in a strongly worded tweet.
“Konami used in an illegal way the figure and name of Maradona,” said Morla, adding, “we will take action against Konami with everything!”
A statement from Japensese video manufacturers Konami responded to the 56-year-old’s legal threat.
“Our company is using [this player] appropriately, with the basis of the license within the contract.”
Maradona has today responded to Konami’s statement with a Facebook post reiterating his desire to sue the company.
The former Napoli playmaker claimed he would make the game makers “eat a millionaire judgement.”
“Now Konami said publicly that the Barcelona gave the rights of my image!” said Maradona in a post on his Facebook page.
“And all the money I get from you I’m going to use it to make soccer fields for the poor guys,” he added.