The confrontation took place as the 53-year-old left a theatre where he had taken his son - Diego Fernando - to see a children's play on Argentina's Day of the Child.
It has been reported the journalist winked at the mother of the former Barcelona and Napoli player's son - his ex-partner Veronica Ojeda.
Maradona, who won the World Cup as a player in 1986 and also managed his country from 2008 to 2010, is no stranger to confrontations with journalists.
In 1994, he was handed a suspended jail sentence of two years and 10 months for shooting at journalists with an air rifle outside his home. Four people were injured in the incident.