Read: Why Diego Maradona wants to slap Lionel Messi!
Maradona had earlier coached compatriot Messi during the 2010 World Cup.
New Delhi: Revered former Argentina footballer Diego Maradona asserted that he would have thrown punches on Barcelona superstar Lionel Messi for his tricky penalty with Luis Suarez during a match against Celta Vigo.
Rather than going for a direct shoot, while taking the penalty, Messi decided to pass to Suarez for an easy finish during Barca's comfortable 6-1 win over Celta in their La Liga clash last month.
"If I'd have been on the pitch for Messi's indirect penalty, there would have been punches thrown, regardless of whether it was the A, the B, the C or the D division, for sure there would have been punches thrown," Maradona was quoted as saying by goal.com.
Interestingly, Maradona had earlier coached compatriot Messi during the 2010 World Cup.
(With Agency inputs)