Messi was fined, and the Argentines were angry.
Lionel Messi (33, FC Barcelona) held a ceremony in memory of the late Maradona, but was fined. Argentina was furious over the incident.
According to the Spanish media AS, Messi was fined for taking off his uniform jacket during a goal ceremony at the match.
On the 29th of last month (Korea time), Messi started the 10th round of the Primera Liga in Spain in the 2020~21 season with Osasuna, leading the team to a 4-0 victory.
Messi scored a wedge goal in the 28th minute of the second half when his team was leading 3-0. Messi, who scored a goal and shared joy with his teammates, soon fell alone and took off his uniform jacket.
Surprisingly, he was wearing another Newell’s Old Boy uniform with the number 10 on it. It was Maradona’s uniform. Maradona played for the New Wells Old Boys from 1993 to 1994, the end of her active career. And Messi joined the Newells Old Voice Youth team in 1994, and later grew into a world-class player.
Messi’s meaningful ceremony for his fellow countryman, Argentina’s senior soccer player. However, according to La Liga regulations, Messi will be fined without exception. La Liga prohibits players from taking off their uniforms and delivering any slogans or messages during a game. Violation of this will result in a fine of 3,000 euros (about 4 million won).
In response, Argentine media Olleh said, “Messie’s dedication to Maradona was the best scene that shook everyone’s hearts. But the referee warned Messi, and he even faced a situation where he had to pay a fine,” he said in anger at the same time.
The media went on to say, “Messie didn’t commit any serious crimes. In this beautiful scene, I hope the rules will be revised for everyone’s happiness,” he said.