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Starace gets signed shirt from Maradona as apology for heckling

Updated: March 18, 2008, 9:09 AM ET
Reuters

MILAN, Italy -- Argentine soccer great Diego Maradona has sent a signed shirt to Italian tennis player Potito Starace as an apology for heckling him during a match in Argentina last month.

Starace threatened to "bash a racket" in Maradona's teeth after the former Napoli forward insulted him from the crowd during a quarterfinal loss to Argentina's David Nalbandian at the Buenos Aires Open.

Starace, a Napoli fan who used to idolize Maradona, has now received an autographed ...

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