Diego Maradona’s doctor accused of forging dead football icon’s signature to get his medical records

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DIEGO Maradona’s doctor last night faced claims he forged the dead football great’s signature.

Documents appearing to show someone practising the player’s sign-off appeared in several Argentinian news media.

Leopoldo Luque has been accused of forging Diego Maradona's signature

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Leopoldo Luque has been accused of forging Diego Maradona's signatureCredit: AFP

Documents show Maradona's original signature alongside forgery practices

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Documents show Maradona's original signature alongside forgery practices

They were said to be at the Buenos Aires home of Leopoldo Luque, 39, who had carried out a brain op on Maradona, 60.

One is a signed letter to the clinic from the star asking it to “send a copy of my medical records to Leopoldo Luque”.

Another includes the same request but contains several signatures and a third includes a scanned signature understood to be Diego’s original signature with others around it.

Prosecutors investigating Maradona’s death in November are hiring handwriting experts.

In November, Mr Luque said: “If I’m responsible for anything when it comes to Diego, it was loving him, caring for him, improving his life to the end and extending it.”

One is a signed letter from the star granting Mr Luque access to his medical history

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One is a signed letter from the star granting Mr Luque access to his medical history

Another includes the same request but contains several signatures

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Another includes the same request but contains several signatures

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He described the Argentinian idol as an “impossible” patient who hated doctors but had a special relationship with him.

And he added: “I don’t blame myself for anything. It’s very unfair what’s happening. Someone is trying to find a scapegoat here when I don’t see one anywhere."

Dr Luque denies wrongdoing.

Mr Luque said people were looking for a 'scapegoat' for Maradona's death

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Mr Luque said people were looking for a 'scapegoat' for Maradona's deathCredit: AP:Associated Press

The football legend died of a heart attack in November aged 60

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The football legend died of a heart attack in November aged 60Credit: AFP or licensors

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