Lionel Messi has been fined 600 euros for his tribute to the late Diego Maradona. After his purpose within the gained residence recreation in opposition to Osasuna (4-0) on Sunday, the Argentinian exchanged his match shirt for an previous outfit of Newell’s Outdated Boys, the membership the place Messi and Maradona each performed for.
Messi signed for the 4-0 within the 73rd minute after which paid tribute to Maradona. His legendary compatriot, one of many best footballers of all time, died final week on the age of sixty from the results of cardiac arrest.
Below the principles, a participant who takes off his shirt will probably be penalized with a yellow card and referee Antonio Mateu Lahoz ‘simply’ adhered to it, despite the fact that his controversial resolution was met with criticism.
The utmost penalty for taking the shirt off is 3,000 euros, so Messi appears to have been considerably spared by the disciplinary committee with a high quality of 600 euros. FC Barcelona was punished with a high quality of 350 euros. Likelihood is that the Catalans will nonetheless enchantment.
Messi’s yellow card will stay in the interim. It was the third time this season that he was banned. Coach Ronald Koeman referred to as the tribute of his star participant “an ideal second in all respects”.
The 33-year-old Messi performed between 1995 and 2000 as a youth participant with Newell’s Outdated Boys from Rosario, Argentina. Maradona was beneath contract as knowledgeable for a season simply earlier than.
Lionel Messi paid tribute to Diego Maradona on Sunday. (Photograph: Professional Pictures)