Barcelona’s Argentinian forward Lionel Messi goes for his team’s jersey after paying tribute for late Argentinian football legend Diego Maradona by revealing a Newell’s Old Boys jersey.(Getty Images)
Barcelona’s Argentinian forward Lionel Messi goes for his team’s jersey after paying tribute for late Argentinian football legend Diego Maradona by revealing a Newell’s Old Boys jersey.(Getty Images)

Lionel Messi fined 600 euros for tribute to Maradona

Messi, who was fined 600 euros while his club were fined 180, paid homage to his late compatriot by taking off his Barca shirt to reveal a Newell’s Old Boys shirt belonging to Maradona, a gesture that was praised around the world.
By Reuters | Madrid
UPDATED ON DEC 03, 2020 05:22 PM IST

Lionel Messi and Barcelona have been fined a combined 780 euros (706.30 pounds) after the player was shown a yellow card for lifting his shirt to pay tribute to the late Diego Maradona following his goal in Sunday’s 4-0 win over Osasuna.

Messi, who was fined 600 euros while his club were fined 180, paid homage to his late compatriot by taking off his Barca shirt to reveal a Newell’s Old Boys shirt belonging to Maradona, a gesture that was praised around the world.

Yet the Spanish soccer federation’s competition committee showed little sympathy when upholding the rules, rejecting Barca’s protests against the punishment and their suggestion it should be waived as the gesture was a tribute to Maradona.

Also Watch l Diego Maradona dies at 60; Lionel Messi, Cristiano Ronaldo pay tribute 

The committee’s statement said that while it accepted the gesture was a tribute, article 93 of the disciplinary code states that a player should be punished for removing their shirt when celebrating, irrespective of the motive.

The statement added that Messi could only have had the sanction waived if he had been given the booking in error. Messi supports Newell’s Old Boys and played for the club’s junior team before leaving for Barca aged 13. He had also paid tribute to Maradona, who played for the Rosario side in 1993, when the World Cup winner died last Wednesday.

“He has left us but he isn’t going anywhere because Diego is eternal,” Messi wrote on Instagram.

SHARE THIS ARTICLE ON
app
Close
Manchester United's Paul Pogba celebrates scoring their second goal Pool via (Pool via REUTERS)
Manchester United's Paul Pogba celebrates scoring their second goal Pool via (Pool via REUTERS)

In-form Pogba keeping Man United in front in EPL title race

AP
PUBLISHED ON JAN 21, 2021 07:38 AM IST
Pogba twisted and turned, maneuvering himself into a pocket of space before unleashing a powerful left-foot shot that curled into the far corner and secured another win for United.
Close
Juventus' Cristiano Ronaldo celebrates following the Italian Super Cup final soccer match between Juventus and Napoli at the Mapei stadium in Reggio Emilia, Italy, Wednesday, Jan. 20, 2021. Juventus won the match 2-0.(AP)
Juventus' Cristiano Ronaldo celebrates following the Italian Super Cup final soccer match between Juventus and Napoli at the Mapei stadium in Reggio Emilia, Italy, Wednesday, Jan. 20, 2021. Juventus won the match 2-0.(AP)

Ronaldo helps Juventus beat Napoli to win Italian Super Cup

AP
PUBLISHED ON JAN 21, 2021 07:27 AM IST
It was Juve’s ninth Super Cup title, taking it two above AC Milan, which is the team with the second most victories in the competition.
Close
Alcoyano players celebrate after knocking out Real Madrid during a Spanish Copa del Rey round of 32 soccer match between Alcoyano and Real Madrid at the El Collao stadium in Alcoy, Spain, Wednesday Jan. 20, 2021.(AP)
Alcoyano players celebrate after knocking out Real Madrid during a Spanish Copa del Rey round of 32 soccer match between Alcoyano and Real Madrid at the El Collao stadium in Alcoy, Spain, Wednesday Jan. 20, 2021.(AP)

Real Madrid knocked of Copa del Rey by 3rd-division club Alcoyano

AP
PUBLISHED ON JAN 21, 2021 07:22 AM IST
Small Spanish club Alcoyano came from behind to eliminate Real Madrid 2-1 in the round of 32 in Copa Del Rey on Wednesday.
Close
Varney Kallon slotted his effort into the back of the net to double the lead. (AIFF)
Varney Kallon slotted his effort into the back of the net to double the lead. (AIFF)

Neroca FC defeat Indian Arrows in Kalyani

By hindustantimes.com, Kalyani
PUBLISHED ON JAN 20, 2021 11:55 PM IST
  • A brace by Judah Garcia and a goal apiece by Varney Kallon and Khaiminthang Lhungdim proved enough for Neroca FC to sink the Indian Arrows.
Close
Malsawmzuala slotted a penalty kick comfortably from the spot to give Aizawl a solitary goal lead.(AIFF)
Malsawmzuala slotted a penalty kick comfortably from the spot to give Aizawl a solitary goal lead.(AIFF)

Malsawmzuala, Lalrammawia strikes hand Aizawl 3 points against Gokulam Kerala FC

By hindustantimes.com, Kolkata
PUBLISHED ON JAN 20, 2021 11:50 PM IST
  • Strikes by Malsawmzuala and Lalrammawia were enough to hand Aizawl the three points.
Close
Owen Otasowie of Wolverhampton Wanderers receives treatment for a head injury testing for possible concussion. (Getty Images)
Owen Otasowie of Wolverhampton Wanderers receives treatment for a head injury testing for possible concussion. (Getty Images)

Premier League to trial permanent concussion substitutes

Reuters, London
PUBLISHED ON JAN 20, 2021 09:25 PM IST
  • The decision comes after the game's rule-making body IFAB last month gave the go-ahead for trials of additional "concussion subs".
Close
Representational image.(REUTERS)
Representational image.(REUTERS)

Laliga grew 15% in sponsorship despite Covid-19

By hindustantimes.com, New Delhi
PUBLISHED ON JAN 20, 2021 02:45 PM IST
In order to ensure the safety of around 3,300 staff members and 1000 players, LaLiga adhered to the strict protocols laid down by authorities.
Close
Chelsea's head coach Frank Lampard(AP)
Chelsea's head coach Frank Lampard(AP)

Under-pressure Lampard unsure if he'll keep his Chelsea job

AP
PUBLISHED ON JAN 20, 2021 01:39 PM IST
Chelsea, which spent nearly $300 million on new players ahead of this season, dropped to eighth place and Lampard acknowledged he is under pressure to keep his job.
Close
Manchester United's manager Ole Gunnar Solskjaer holds the ball during the English Premier League soccer match between Liverpool and Manchester United at Anfield Stadium, Liverpool, England, Sunday, Jan. 17, 2021. (Michael Regan/Pool via AP)(AP)
Manchester United's manager Ole Gunnar Solskjaer holds the ball during the English Premier League soccer match between Liverpool and Manchester United at Anfield Stadium, Liverpool, England, Sunday, Jan. 17, 2021. (Michael Regan/Pool via AP)(AP)

Manchester United's rise shows I'm the right man for the job: Solskjaer

Reuters
PUBLISHED ON JAN 20, 2021 01:34 PM IST
Solskjaer has faced heavy criticism during his two years in charge but the Norwegian appears to have turned the club around, guiding them to the top of the table with a 12-game unbeaten run in the league before Leicester City moved above them on Tuesday.
Close
Soccer Football - Premier League - Leicester City v Chelsea - King Power Stadium, Leicester, Britain - January 19, 2021 Leicester City's Harvey Barnes and James Justin in action with Chelsea's Hakim Ziyech Pool via REUTERS/Michael Regan(Pool via REUTERS)
Soccer Football - Premier League - Leicester City v Chelsea - King Power Stadium, Leicester, Britain - January 19, 2021 Leicester City's Harvey Barnes and James Justin in action with Chelsea's Hakim Ziyech Pool via REUTERS/Michael Regan(Pool via REUTERS)

Leicester go top with 2-0 win over Chelsea

Reuters
UPDATED ON JAN 20, 2021 08:48 AM IST
Chelsea's fifth defeat in eight matches dropped them to eighth place, nine points behind the leaders.
Close
Odisha FC fought back to hold Hyderabad FC to a 1-1 draw(ISL/Twitter)
Odisha FC fought back to hold Hyderabad FC to a 1-1 draw(ISL/Twitter)

ISL: Odisha FC fight back to hold Hyderabad FC to 1-1 draw

PTI
PUBLISHED ON JAN 19, 2021 10:37 PM IST
It was one-way traffic in the opening half with Hyderabad all over Odisha. Their dominance saw them head into the break with a one-goal advantage after creating numerous chances.
Close
File photo of Bruno Fernandes(REUTERS)
File photo of Bruno Fernandes(REUTERS)

Fernandes in need of a rest? No chance, says Solskjaer

Reuters
PUBLISHED ON JAN 19, 2021 10:29 PM IST
Solskjaer, whose side top the table going into the midweek round of games, told reporters the midfielder's form was no cause for concern, however.
Close
File photo of Bayern Munich players(REUTERS)
File photo of Bayern Munich players(REUTERS)

Club World Cup draw pits Bayern against Africa-Qatar winner

AP
PUBLISHED ON JAN 19, 2021 10:26 PM IST
Champions League winner Bayern will face either Al Ahly of Eqypt or host nation Qatar’s domestic league winner Al-Duhail on February 8
Close
File photo of Atletico Madrid's Kieran Trippier(REUTERS)
File photo of Atletico Madrid's Kieran Trippier(REUTERS)

Atlético appeals to CAS in attempt to suspend Trippier ban

PTI
PUBLISHED ON JAN 19, 2021 09:00 PM IST
Atlético filed its appeal to CAS a day after FIFA rejected the Spanish club's attempt to keep the ban imposed on the defender by the English Football Association from being applied worldwide.
Close
Churchill Brothers beat Punjab FC 1-0(Twitter)
Churchill Brothers beat Punjab FC 1-0(Twitter)

Late goal hands Churchill Brothers 1-0 win over Punjab FC

PTI
PUBLISHED ON JAN 19, 2021 07:30 PM IST
The Goan side dominated the match both in terms of possession and chances created and the Punjab FC defence was under constant threat.
Close
SHARE
Story Saved
OPEN APP