sport news Lionel Messi's emotional tribute to Diego Maradona will cost Barcelona £2,700

Lionel Messi's emotional tribute to Diego Maradona will cost Barcelona £2,700 as giants are forced to pay a fine to the Royal Spanish Football Federation after he celebrated by displaying Newell's Old Boys shirt with legend's name and number Barcelona are facing a £2,700 fine for Lionel Messi's tribute to Diego Maradona On Sunday, Messi removed his Barcelona top to show the Newell's Old Boys shirt Maradona played for Newell's at the end of his career and Messi started out there Napoli and Boca Juniors also made emotional tributes to the Argentine legend 

By Max Winters For Mailonline

Published: 12:02 GMT, 30 November 2020 | Updated: 12:02 GMT, 30 November 2020

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Barcelona will have to pay a €3,000 (£2,700) fine after Lionel Messi paid tribute to Diego Maradona by celebrating in a Newell's Old Boys shirt on Sunday.

Messi celebrated his powerful strike from outside of the box against Osasuna by taking off Barcelona's blue-and-burgundy strip to reveal the red-and-black of Newell's.

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Maradona, who died last week at the age of 60, played for Newell's at the end of his glittering career and Messi wore the same shirt at the start of his, making it a fitting tribute.  

Barcelona will have to pay a £2,700 fine after Lionel Messi paid tribute to Diego Maradona

Barcelona will have to pay a £2,700 fine after Lionel Messi paid tribute to Diego Maradona

Messi celebrated his goal against Osasuna by taking off Barcelona's blue-and-burgundy strip to reveal the red-and-black of Newell's

Messi celebrated his goal against Osasuna by taking off Barcelona's blue-and-burgundy strip to reveal the red-and-black of Newell's

Maradona, who died last week at the age of 60, played for Newell's at the end of his career

Maradona, who died last week at the age of 60, played for Newell's at the end of his career

Messi also blew a kiss with both hands to the sky as he looked upward.

But the touching tribute was against the rules of the Royal Spanish Football Federation, who are now poised to fine the club for Messi's celebration. 

After the game, Messi posted a photo of his tribute alongside an older image of Maradona in the same shirt, adding the message "Farewell, Diego" in Spanish.

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