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Leo Messi’s tribute to Maradona after scoring against Osasuna has a price and a punishment. The Argentine decided to pay tribute to his former coach shortly after his death and, after marking Osasuna, He lifted his Barcelona shirt and showed one that Diego played in Newell’s Old Boys, club that brought the two together. Diego was as a professional, Leo, in the quarry before traveling to the Masía.
This Wednesday, the RFEF Appeal Committee validated the sentence issued by the Competition Committee on December 2 in which it sanctioned Leo Messi with the warning (the yellow one that the referee showed him) and a fine of € 600 to the player and € 180 more to the club.
Thus, it dismisses the appeal of Barcelona, which as explained in the sentence, tried to justify the player with the “exceptionality of the situation because it is a tribute to a football legend, Diego Armando Maradona, sadly deceased days before the match”.
A celebration that traveled the world
After Messi scored and showed the shirt of his old club that Diego wore, the image traveled the world receiving reactions even from Newell’s himself.
On December 2, the Argentine club itself announced that it would release a replica of the shirt with which Leo paid tribute to Diego at the Camp Nou. This can be purchased through the club’s website for 99 euros. A historic shirt for which Leo and Barça will have to pay.
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