Lionel Messi fined 600 euros for tribute to Maradona – football

Lionel Messi and Barcelona have been fined a mixed 780 euros (706.30 kilos) after the participant was proven a yellow card for lifting his shirt to pay tribute to the late Diego Maradona following his objective in Sunday’s 4-0 win over Osasuna.

Messi, who was fined 600 euros whereas his membership had been fined 180, paid homage to his late compatriot by taking off his Barca shirt to reveal a Newell’s Old Boys shirt belonging to Maradona, a gesture that was praised all over the world.

Yet the Spanish soccer federation’s competitors committee confirmed little sympathy when upholding the principles, rejecting Barca’s protests in opposition to the punishment and their suggestion it must be waived because the gesture was a tribute to Maradona.

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The committee’s assertion mentioned that whereas it accepted the gesture was a tribute, article 93 of the disciplinary code states {that a} participant must be punished for eradicating their shirt when celebrating, regardless of the motive.

The assertion added that Messi might solely have had the sanction waived if he had been given the reserving in error. Messi helps Newell’s Old Boys and performed for the membership’s junior group earlier than leaving for Barca aged 13. He had additionally paid tribute to Maradona, who performed for the Rosario facet in 1993, when the World Cup winner died final Wednesday.

“He has left us but he isn’t going anywhere because Diego is eternal,” Messi wrote on Instagram.

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