Diego Maradona’s family to sue his former-manager after he allowed Napoli to use club legend’s imagery on celebratory kit ‘without their consent’

Diego Maradona’s family to sue his former-manager after he allowed Napoli to use club legend’s imagery on celebratory kit ‘without their consent’

Diego Maradona’s family has filed a lawsuit against his former manager Stefano Ceci, who allowed Napoli to use the Argentina legend’s image on their new uniform without their permission.

Napoli announced a new uniform last week that will be worn in Serie A to honor Maradona one year after his death.

Maradona died of a heart attack on November 25, 2020, in Tigre, Argentina, at the age of 60. To commemorate the anniversary, the Serie A club unveiled a new shirt honoring their greatest-ever player earlier this month.

The shirt made its debut during Sunday’s 1-1 home draw with Hellas Verona and will also be worn at Inter Milan on November 21 and at home against Lazio a week later.
 ‘The authorization was signed by Stefano Ceci, who was my dad’s manager, but now he is no longer and we heirs are the only deputies to sign this type of authorisation,’ he told Italian outfit Adnkronos. .
A contract that no longer exists has been found to be valid and we will therefore take legal action.
It is strange that a serious club-like football Napoli has given credit to this person. ‘The shirt in honour of father is a source of pride but I am sorry for the lack of consideration on the part of Napoli, we legitimate heirs have not been involved and have never given consent to this operation’.
Ceci, Maradona’s long-time friend, and former manager, was born and raised in Naples. He grew up idolizing Maradona, who inspired Napoli to their only two Serie A titles and UEFA Cup triumph.

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