Diego Maradona
Diego Maradona leaps fist-first ahead of England's Peter Shilton in the 1986 World Cup. Now he wants to put the boot into Fifa Getty

The former Argentina captain who broke English football fans' hearts with an own goal in the 1986 World Cup has said he is "enjoying" the spectacle of several top Fifa officials being charged with corruption.

Diego Maradona said it was time for Fifa to confront the truth. "They called me mad, but thankfully today the truth is out and I am enjoying it," Maradona told Argentine radio station La Red.

Reuters reported that Maradona said: "They hate soccer. They hate transparency. Enough shady dealings. Enough lying to the people."

Maradona underlined his support for Jordan's Prince Ali Bin Al Hussein's bid for soccer's top job.

"We're going to remove all the old-timers, we'll have to see if Blatter wins this time," Maradona said. "With Ali, the good will remain and the bad I will personally kick you know where."