LIONEL MESSI has been hit with a £540 tremendous for his tribute to Diego Maradona after the legend’s demise.
THe Barcelona famous person began his profession at Newell’s Previous Boys and unveiled their shirt in tribute to his fellow Argentine – who additionally performed there – after scoring in Sunday’s 4-0 win in opposition to Osasuna.
Lionel Messi has been fined £540 for his tribute to the late Diego MaradonaCredit score: Reuters
He picked up the ball outdoors of the field, beat two defenders then fired a shot into the far nook of the online.
It has now been confirmed that the 33-year-old has now been sanctioned.
The ahead, who earns over £60m-a-year, must cough up a £540 tremendous.
And Barcelona have additionally been hit with a tremendous of £316 over the incident – though they plan to enchantment.
The rule which imposes a tremendous for celebrations like Messi’s shouldn’t be unique to the Spanish league, it’s also utilized by FIFA.
On FIFA’s official web site, it states: “The IFAB, the physique accountable for the Legal guidelines of the Sport, determined so as to add a element to Legislation 12 regarding ‘Fouls and Misconduct’, stating: “A participant who removes his jersey after scoring a aim will probably be cautioned for unsporting behaviour.”
After information broke of Maradona’s passing final Wednesday, Messi delivered a heartfelt message on Instagram: “It is a very unhappy day for all Argentines and for soccer.
“He has left us, however he hasn’t gone, as a result of Diego is everlasting.
“I keep in mind all the great moments we skilled collectively and I ship my condolences to all his household and his associates. RIP.”