Diego Maradona branded "psychopath" after allegedly hitting ex-fiancee

The former Argentinean football player Diego Maradona looks on during a press conference at the European Union offices in central Rome, on February 14, 2014
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Diego Maradona is branded a "psychopath" by his ex-fiancee's aunt after a video was leaked showing the Argentine football legend allegedly hitting his former partner.

The aunt of Rocio Oliva has branded Diego Maradona a "psychopath" after video footage emerged of him allegedly striking his ex-fiancee.

Oliva, 24, is believed to have recorded a video with her mobile phone showing the Argentina football legend, who appeared to be intoxicated, throw a mobile in her direction.

The clip, which was broadcast on Argentine TV, shows Maradona approaching his former partner and then cuts out as Oliva shouts "Stop!" and the ex-footballer allegedly hits her twice.

The 53-year-old has denied raising his hand against her, but the Daily Mail quotes Oliva's aunt as saying that Maradona is a "psychopath and woman beater".

The couple split up earlier this year.

The former Argentinean football player Diego Maradona looks on during a press conference at the European Union offices in central Rome, on February 14, 2014
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