EA Sports is grappling with yet another problem regarding image rights. This time, however, the controversy appears more delicate, given that it concerns one of the strongest players ever: Diego Armando Maradona.
Anyone who plays FIFA 22’s Ultimate Team mode will surely know the Icon, special cards that allow users to make legends of the past wear their shoes again, deploying them in their team.
Over the years, the roster of champions featured on WAS it has gradually grown stronger and today it can boast old glories such as Eric Cantona, Ronaldinho, Van Basten, Zidane and Gabriel Batistuta.
The Icon could however lose one of its most beloved protagonists, Diego Maradona. According to various sources, an Argentine court has found some irregularities regarding trademark rights related to the use of images of the late Golden Boy.
Specifically, EA Sports would have a deal with Stefano Ceci, Diego’s former manager, but not with Sattvica, the lawyer-owned company Matías Morla, as well as the sole owner of Maradona’s image rights.
According to reports from Multiplayer.it, Morla allegedly assumed control of the brand linked to the Pibe last August, but the outlines of the story are still quite confused. Despite this, Sattvica has asked the Argentine court to remove the Icon card from the servers of FIFA 22 Ultimate Team. The war with the daughters of the Napoli champion is open and today it is impossible to know how it will end.
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