Diego Maradona’s former lover has claimed the Argentine’s ex-wife had stopped her entering a family wake.
Rocio Oliva called the ban ‘a disgrace' in an emotional interview outside the doors of Argentina’s equivalent of the White House.
She claimed she had been excluded from a list of the retired footballer’s closest family and friends already inside the Casa Rosada and told to queue with the rest of the public.
Oliva spent six years with the recovering drug addict and came close to marrying him before their split at the end of 2018.
As she fought back tears after being turned away before the public were allowed in to see Diego in his coffin, she said: “The decision on who gets in depends on Claudia.
“I don’t know why they’re doing this to me. All I wanted to do was say goodbye to Diego.
“I was his last partner. I have as much right as anyone else to say goodbye to him.
“They should think a bit more about Diego who’s dead now.”
It is not yet clear if Rocio will try to attend Diego’s funeral.
This article was most recently revised and updated 2 years ago