Maradona earring sold for 25,000 euros

ROME - The earring that was confiscated from Diego Maradona as part payment of his tax arrears in Italy has been sold to an anonymous woman at auction for 25,000 euros, a spokesman for the agency organising the sale said on Thursday.

The piece of jewellery was taken by police while Maradona was in Italy at a weight-loss clinic in September.

The Argentina coach owes the Italian inland revenue more than 30 million euros stemming from unpaid taxes when he played for Napoli and helped them to win the Serie A title in 1987 and 1990.