Legendary Argentinian footballer Diego Maradona announced via Facebook - yes, really - that he plans to sue Konami for using his likeness in PES 2017.

Maradona's statement claims that Konami are using his likeness from the '80s and that his lawyer, Matias Morla, is taking "corresponding legal actions" on the subject, claiming that Konami used his likeness without his permission. Maradona is playable via PES 2017's myClub mode and is featured on the Legends roster of the game.

Previously, Konami bypassed licencing issues with players by either changing their names or their likeness so as to avoid possible infringement. Konami Japan have since issued a statement on the matter, claiming that "there is one player that is being used without permission; however, our company is using [this player] appropriately, with the basis of the license within the contract."

As of writing, Maradona is still accessible in PES 2017.


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