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PES 2017: Konami Denies Maradona’s Accusations

Konami came under fire from Soccer legend Diego Maradona when the star posted on Facebook, accusing the Japanese developer of using his likeness without permission.

According to Maradona, last year’s PES 2017 is using his likeness so his lawyers will be taking action against the company. Konami remained silent for a couple of days but has now released a formal statement over the issue denying Maradona’s accusation.

The company states that they are using the likeness within the basis of the license.

At this time, there have been news that in Winning Eleven 2017 (international title: PES 2017 Pro Evolution Soccer) 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.

Maradona seems adamant on taking Konami to court saying that his legal team is ready to fight against the scam.

I heard yesterday that the Japanese company Konami uses my image for its game PES 2017. Unfortunately, my lawyer Matias Morla will initiate the corresponding legal actions. I hope this is not another scam.

We will have more updates for you regarding the as it develops in the next few weeks. For more on PES, stay tuned. Do you think Maradona should take Konami to court over this? Share what you think in the comments below.

Source: Konami