Published: Tue, April 04, 2017
Sport | By Noel Norman

Diego Maradona to sue video game maker for using his likeness

Diego Maradona to sue video game maker for using his likeness

Via Facebook, Argentine footballing legend Diego Maradona has announced his plans to "initiate legal actions" against Konami after discovering that his likeness was - allegedly - used without his permission.

The Argentinian great has kicked up a fuss after discovering his name and likeness were being used in the latest instalment of the PES franchise, seemingly without his permission.

Morla also reiterated his client's case in a response to a Twitter user who had defended Konami.

Konami said in a statement released today, April 3, that there had been media reports about "PES 2017" using "unauthorised players" in the game.

Here's a sizzle real of Maradonna's performance and stats in PES 2017.

These include the likes of Ronaldinho, Thierry Henry, Gary Lineker, Ronald Koeman and Maradona. Well, he's not happy about it, and Diego Maradona suing Konami is now his planned course of action.

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According to GameSpot, Diego Maradona alerted his fans that he had already talked to his lawyer and will be initiating corresponding legal actions against Konami.

As a series, Pro Evolution Soccer has always taken a cautious approach to licensing, often including fake player and team names, as well as fake club badges.

"I hope this isn't another scam", he wrote.

EA Sports are yet to officially confirm or deny whether Maradona would be making an appearance as a legend in their game, although the code points toward the Argentinian ace making an appearance.

The company states that they are using the likeness within the basis of the license.

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