Barcelona star Lionel Messi has been fined for his tribute to the late Diego Maradona during Sunday’s win over Osasuna.
The Spanish soccer alliance’s opposition panel fined Messi €780, as per Reuters, after he lifted his shirt and uncovered Maradona’s old Newell’s Old Boys shirt to commend an objective. Messi was along these lines demonstrated a yellow card for the motion.
Barcelona failed to have the punishment waived, protesting that Messi was trying to honor Maradona, who died last week at the age of 60.
However, rules state players will be disciplined for removing their tops regardless of the motive.
Messi will pay €600 of the fine while Barca are responsible for the rest.
Both Messi and Maradona played at Newell’s Old Boys, with the Barcelona star starting his celebrated profession at the Argentine club when he was six-years of age. Maradona delighted in a spell at the Rosario-based group close to the last part of his vocation