Diego Maradona

Lionel Messi and Barcelona fined over Diego Maradona tribute

The Argentine has paid the price for a touching tribute to his legendary compatriot during Sunday's win over Osasuna.

 
8:40pm on Wednesday 2nd December 2020
By
David Lynch

Lionel Messi has been fined €600 and Barcelona €180 over the Argentine's tribute to Diego Maradona during Sunday's win over Osasuna.

The 33-year-old marked the passing of his legendary compatriot after scoring a goal as Barca claimed a 4-0 victory at Camp Nou.

Messi removed his shirt to show a jersey of his boyhood club Newell's Old Boys bearing the No.10, which Maradona wore during a brief stint toward the end of his career.

And he has subsequently fallen foul of rules forbidding the removal of shirts during games, despite Barca citing the player's desire to pay tribute as a mitigating factor.

READ MORE:

How Maradona won Boca over...by firing four past them

Football has decided it doesn't want another Diego Maradona

'This is the time for tears' - football world pays tribute to Diego Maradona

Messi was also booked for the incident.

The Argentina international had also paid tribute to Maradona on social media, writing: "He has left us but he isn't going anywhere because Diego is eternal."

Latest news

Standings

La Liga Table: Atleti's miracle comeback deals blow to Barca

Atletico Madrid recovered from a seemingly impossible position to secure an incredible 3-2 victory over Valencia

  • 12 hours
Premier League

Premier League Table: Man Utd move into the top four with West Ham win

Marcus Rashford fired Manchester United into the top four of the Premier League at the expense of West Ham on Saturday

  • 12 hours
Predicted XI

Defensive crisis continues - How Chelsea could line up against Tottenham Hotspur

Thomas Tuchel's Chelsea side will be without a number of key defenders when they take on Tottenham Hotspur on Sunday

  • 1 day
Predicted XI

Fati injured - How Barcelona could line up against Alaves

Ansu Fati picked up an injury in the recent defeat against Athletic Bilbao and will be unavailable for Barcelona

  • 1 day
Predicted XI

How Liverpool could line up against Crystal Palace

Liverpool are still missing key players Mohamed Salah and Sadio Mane for the game against Crystal Palace

  • 1 day
Predicted XI

No Xhaka or Partey? How Arsenal could line up against Burnley

Arsenal manager Mikel Arteta will be without a number of key players for his side's test against Burnley in the Premier League

  • 1 day

Most read