Lionel Messi was fined 600 euros ($720) for taking his jersey off to pay tribute to Diego Maradona, the Spanish soccer federation stated on Wednesday.
The federation’s competitions committee fined the Argentine participant for his actions after scoring in Barcelona’s 4-Zero win over Osasuna within the Spanish league on Sunday.
After a strike from exterior the field, Messi took off Barcelona’s blue-and-burgundy to disclose the red-and-black of Maradona’s jersey from his stint at Newell’s Previous Boys. Messi then blew a kiss with each palms to the sky as he appeared upward.
After the sport, Messi posted a photograph of his tribute alongside an older picture of Maradona in the identical shirt, including the message “Farewell, Diego” in Spanish. Maradona died final week on the age of 60.
The federation additionally refused to void the yellow card that was proven to Messi for taking off his jersey, and fined Barcelona 180 euros ($216). Messi and the membership can enchantment the choices.