Lionel Messi Fined €600 For Maradona Tribute

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Lionel Messi Fined €600 For Maradona Tribute
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LIONEL MESSI Fined €600 For Maradona Tribute after scoring a goal

Lionel Messi, the captain of Barcelona, has been fined €600 for removing his shirt after he scored a goal against Osasuna last weekend, with his club receiving a fine of €350.

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When he removed his Barcelona shirt, Messi had a Newell’s Old Boys football shirt underneath, in homage to his friend, Diego Maradona, the Argentina football legend who passed away last week, for which he received a yellow card, and the €600 fine, which came from the Competiton Committee, along with a warning, for breaking article 91 of the Disciplinary Code, which could have been as much as €3000.

Mateu Lahoz, the referee had no choice but to give Messi a yellow card, writing in his match report, “In minute 73 the player (10) Messi Cuccittini, Lionel Andres was booked for the following reason. For removing his shirt, after scoring a goal, showing a new shirt of the Newell’s Old Boys team, from the 93/94 season, with the number 10 on the back”, meaning that his report on Messi goes into the history books of Spanish football, officially recorded.


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Chris King
Chris was born in a small village in Wales, where he ran his own successful construction company for many years, before deciding in 1990, to swap the grey skies and rain for the sunshine and lifestyle of the Costa del Sol. Late last year he made the move to Southern Portugal, and is now residing on the Algarve. Having sang and played in a rock band back in Wales, he still likes to go out and entertain in his spare time, singing in restaurants and golf clubs. Interests are of course music, especially from the 60s and 70s, movies, nice restaurants, and has a passion for graphic design and online marketing.

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