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Messi punished after dedicating purpose to Maradona

Lionel Messi and Barcelona have been fined €780, after the Argentine star acquired a yellow card for eradicating his shirt to pay tribute to the late Diego Maradona, following his purpose within the 4-Zero win over Osasuna on Sunday.

Messi was fined €600, whereas his membership had been fined €180.

The 33-year-old paid homage to Maradona by taking off his Barcelona shirt, to disclose a Newell’s Outdated Boys shirt below belonging to Maradona.

The Spanish soccer federation’s competitors committee threw out Barca’s attraction in opposition to the punishment.

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

Messi’s reserving pushes him one recreation nearer to a ban.