Napoli can no longer use Maradona’s image on shirts after his children’s trial

The court of Naples banned the football club “Naples » use picture Diego Maradona in any form, according to the Daily Mail.

After Maradona’s death in November 2020, Napoli released a limited edition of 4 T-shirts with a fingerprint and a photo of Maradona’s face on them. According to the newspaper, the club bought the rights to use Maradona’s image before the legendary footballer’s death from his agent Stefano Chechi for more than 20,000 pounds (about 23,000 euros).

In total, around 6,000 Maradona T-shirts were sold. The club earned them around 900,000 euros, half of which went to Chechi.

Five children of Maradona after his death began to sue Chechi to return the rights to use their father’s image. The court sided with the children.

The Argentine’s family also demanded to confiscate 450,000 euros from Napoli from the sale of Maradona t-shirts and 150,000 euros from Chechi.

Maradona is one of Napoli’s most legendary players, scoring 115 goals in 257 games for the club in 1984-91 and winning the first-ever Scudetto with the Neapolitans in the 1986/87 season.

Daily mail

Source : MatchTV

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