Football legend Ryan Giggs arrested after reported altercation

Australian Associated Press
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Wales national football coach and former English Premier League star Ryan Giggs has reportedly been arrested after an alleged assault. (Photo by Charles McQuillan/Getty Images)
Wales national football coach and former English Premier League star Ryan Giggs has reportedly been arrested after an alleged assault. (Photo by Charles McQuillan/Getty Images)

Wales manager Ryan Giggs has reportedly been arrested on suspicion of assault.

The Sun newspaper said police were called to the 46-year-old former Manchester United winger's home on Sunday night after receiving reports of a disturbance.

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"Police were called at 10.05pm on Sunday to reports of a disturbance.

A woman in her 30s sustained minor injuries but did not require any treatment," the paper quoted a statement from Greater Manchester Police as saying.

"A 46-year-old man was arrested on suspicion of section 47 assault and section 39 common assault."

He was released on bail pending inquiries, the paper said.

Greater Manchester Police were not immediately available for comment.

The Welsh football association (FAW) noted the allegations against Giggs.

"The FAW is aware of an alleged incident involving the men's national team manager Ryan Giggs," it said in a statement.

"The FAW will be making no further comment at this current time."

Wales were due to name their squad on Tuesday for November matches against the United States, Ireland and Finland but have postponed it, reports said.

Football legend Diego Maradona hospitalised

Diego Maradona has been admitted to hospital in Argentina with undisclosed "health problems" although it is not related to COVID-19.

Maradona, who won the World Cup with Argentina in 1986 and is widely considered to be one of the greatest players of all time, has been unwell for a while.

His condition is not considered serious.

The champion footballer, 60, was taken to the Ipensa clinic in La Plata, about an hour from Buenos Aires. Maradona coaches the local club Gimnasia y Esgrima.

Football champion Diego Maradona, 60, has been hospitalised in Argentina but it is reportedly not related to the coronavirus. (Photo by ALEJANDRO PAGNI/AFP via Getty Images)
Football champion Diego Maradona, 60, has been hospitalised in Argentina but it is reportedly not related to the coronavirus. (Photo by ALEJANDRO PAGNI/AFP via Getty Images)

The former star was admitted to hospital to undergo tests, his doctor Leopoldo Luque said.

He had been feeling poorly for some time and will be held under observation for "at least three days", Luque told reporters.

"He is not well psychologically and that has an impact on his physical wellbeing," Luque said. "He's not as well as I would like and as well as I know he can be. He needs help, this is the time to help him."

"Diego is a person who is sometimes excellent and sometimes not so much," Luque added. "He could be 10 thousand times better. And bringing him here helps him."

"It's very difficult being Maradona."

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