Soccer Legend Diego Maradona Suing Konami for Using His Likeness “Illegally” in PES 2017

April 1, 2017Written by Zarmena Khan

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Argentine soccer legend Diego Maradona has said via a Facebook post that he plans to take legal action against Pro Evolution Soccer developer Konami for allegedly using his likeness without permission in PES 2017.

The post reads:

I heard yesterday that the Japanese company Konami uses my image for its game PES 2017. Unfortunately, my lawyer Matias Morla will initiate the corresponding legal actions. I hope this is not another scam…

Over on Twitter, Morla shared the image that you can see above from the game, adding that Konami made an illegal move.

Responding to a tweet which implied that Konami may have signed a contract to use Maradona’s likeness, he said “nothing was signed” and reiterated that the developer did not have permission to go ahead.

Konami has yet to respond.

[Source: Diego Maradona (Facebook)]