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Lionel Messi Under Fire For Dedicating Goal To Legend Maradona

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Lionel Messi and his club Barcelona have both being fined €780, shortly when he was given a yellow card for removing his shirt revealing Maradona's shirt as a tribute during his 4-0 win against Osasuna on Sunday.

Messi was charged for violating a rule of removing shirt and fined €600 while his club was fined €180 in like manner.

The star player paid his last homage to the Argentine Legend by removing his Barca shirt to reveal a Newell’s Old Boys shirt under belonging to Maradona.

Though his Barca club appealed against the punishment but was stroked out by the Spanish Football Federation’s Competition Committee.

The committee disclosed that though it has accepted the display as a tribute, Article 93 of the disciplinary code states that a player should be punished for removing their shirt when celebrating, irrespective of the motive.

Meanwhile, Messi’s booking has pushed him one game closer to a ban.

 

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