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Barcelona ace Messi fined for Maradona tribute

Barcelona ace, Lionel Messi, has been fined for his tribute to Diego Maradona in victory over Osasuna.

According to the Sport,  the competition committee has issued Messi a 600 euro fine for his tribute to Maradona on Sunday.

The Barcelona forward whipped off his shirt against Osasuna and showed a Newell’s Old Boys top, in honour of the Argentine legend’s memory.

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Barcelona were fined 3,350 euros and now Messi has been punished too – although the maximum punishment is 3,000 euros.

Referee Mateu Lahoz included in his report of the game a description of Messi taking his shirt off and the booking he received for it.

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