Former Napoli president Corrado Ferlaino has hit back at comments made about the late Diego Maradona by former Juventus and Italy defender Antonio Cabrini.
The ex-Bianconeri left-back claimed that the Argentinian legend would still be alive if he had played for La Vecchia Signora instead of the Partenopei, much to the displeasure of the former Ciuciarelli patron, who made reference to the suicide attempt of Gianluca Pessotto in 2006.
“And that Juve player who attempted suicide? It wouldn’t have happened in Naples,” Ferlaino told RAI News 24.
Pessotto played for Juventus from 1995 up to 2006 and jumped 15 metres from a window at the Bianconeri club headquarters in the wake of the Calciopoli scandal.
Maradona passed away on November 25 at the age of 60, having played for Napoli from 1984 until 1991, and Ferlaino was the Partenopei president who acquired the Argentine from Spanish giants Barcelona in July 1984.
Cabrini was at Juventus from 1976 to 1989 and had played against Maradona numerous times in the 1980s.