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Former Panama dictator General Noriega sues Call Of Duty makers for portraying him as a 'kidnapper, murderer and old pineapple face'

The former military dictator of Panama is suing the makers of Call Of Duty over its portrayal of him as 'a kidnapper, murderer and enemy of the state' in the hit video game.

General Manuel Noriega has been in jail since 1989 on drug trafficking, racketeering and money laundering charges after being driven from power in a U.S. invasion.

The 80-year-old has now filed a lawsuit against publishers Activision Blizzard for creating a villain in his name and image which he claims has boosted their profits and damaged his reputation.

 
 

In the game, Call of Duty: Black Ops II, he is described by characters as 'a piece of s*** and old pineapple face himself, Manuel Noriega'.

The latter insult refers to his pockmarked face which gave rise to the nickname at the height of his power

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