Diego Maradona and Juan Sebastian Veron clashed in a charity game in Rome on Wednesday night, with a heated exchange between the pair on their way off the field at half-time.
The Match of Peace, arranged by Pope Francis, featured an array of retired legends and current stars including Ronaldinho, Francesco Totti, Edgar Davids, Hernan Crespo and Bojan Krkic.
However, former Argentina star Maradona did not appear happy with several tackles from his compatriot and he had to be held back by ex-Brazil defender Cafu after he pointed the finger at Veron and attempted to pursue him.
Security staff intervened to separate the pair as they left the field.
Veron, who played under Maradona at the 2010 World Cup, was heavily critical of his management after that tournament and there was another public spat when the 1986 World Cup winner had hoped to return to the national team setup in July.
La pelea completa entre Verón y Maradona en pleno partido por La Paz. https://t.co/lXP6HA3VcH pic.twitter.com/zLWk88IMeE— CrackDeportivo (@crackdeportivo) October 12, 2016