Barcelona Fined Over Messi Tribute To Maradona
Barcelona Set to pay a €3,000 (£2,700) fine after Lionel Messi honored Diego Maradona by celebrating in a Newell’s Old Boys shirt on Sunday.
Messi commended his ground-breaking strike from outside of the case against Osasuna by removing Barcelona’s blue-and-burgundy strip to uncover the red-and-dark of Newell’s.
Maradona, who passed on a week ago at 60 years old, played for Newell’s toward the finish of his sparkling vocation and Messi wore similar shirt toward the beginning of his, making it a fitting recognition.
Messi likewise pantomimed blowing a kiss with two hands to the sky as he looked upward.
In any case, the contacting recognition was contrary to the principles of the Royal Spanish Football Federation, who are presently ready to fine the club for Messi’s festival.
After the game, Messi posted a photograph of his accolade close by a more established picture of Maradona in a similar shirt, adding the message “Goodbye, Diego” in Spanish.
‘It was an extraordinary second,’ said Barcelona chief Ronald Koeman.
‘To start with, for the objective that Leo scored and afterward for the signal he had for the passing of Diego Maradona. He had most likely been considering what he would do. As far as I might be concerned, it was an extraordinary second all around.’
Messi played for Newell’s before he joined Barcelona at age 13. Maradona played five counterparts for Newell’s close to the furthest limit of his profession.
In a meeting with Argentine TV TyC in 2013, Messi said that when he was a little fellow he went to the arena for Maradona’s presentation for’s return in 1993.
Messi had kept his head bowed during the moment of quiet before kick-off at the void Nou Camp for Maradona, who passed on of a respiratory failure at age 60. He likewise played for Barcelona from 1982-84.
Just as Messi’s grand objective, Philippe Coutinho, Martin Braithwaite and Antoine Griezmann were additionally on track in Barcelona’s normal win.
Messi’s was one of numerous recognitions for Maradona from over the universe of football throughout the end of the week.