Barcelona, after Lionel Messi paid tribute to the late Diego Maradona, will be fined £ 2,700.
On Sunday, Messi, 33, celebrated a successful strike against Osasuna by taking off his home shirt to unveil a 1993 Newell’s Old Boys top in tribute to his hero, who passed away last week at the age of 60.
At the end of his career, Maradona starred for the Argentinian team, while Messi featured for the club when he was 13.
But after breaking the Royal Spanish Football Federation rules on celebrations, Barcelona was slapped with a bill of € 3,000 (£ 2,700).
Players are not allowed under the regulations to raise their shirts to display advertising, slogans or any sort of message.
Messi shared a snapshot of his Nou Camp tribute after the game alongside an older shot of Maradona wearing a Newell’s jersey.
Barcelona manager Ronald Koeman, speaking after the 4-0 victory, said “It was a great moment.”
First, for the goal, Leo had scored, and then for the gesture, he had made towards Diego Maradona’s death.
“He had surely been thinking of what he would do For me, it was a great moment in every way.”
On the evening of his death last week, Messi also paid tribute to Maradona.
The six-time Ballon d’Or winner, sharing a snap with his former Argentina boss, said A very sad day for all Argentines and for football. He leaves us but does not leave, because Diego is eternal.”
I have all the wonderful times I have lived with him and I decided to take this chance to give my condolences to all his friends and relatives. RIP.
Cristiano Ronaldo, Messi’s competitor, wrote Today:
“I say farewell to a friend and the world says farewell to an eternal genius.”
“One of the best ever. An unparalleled magician. He leaves too soon, but leaves a legacy without limits and a void that will never be filled. Rest in peace, ace. You will never be forgotten. “