Lionel Messi Fined €2,500 For Wishing His Mum A Happy Birthday

Chris Wright

26th, January 2011

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By Chris Wright

Barcelona jinkster Lionel Messi has been fined €2,500 (about £2,150) for wishing dear old Mami Messi a happy birthday after scoring against Racing Santander last weekend.

The referee did not see fit to caution Messi for the celebration at the time but did, however, mention the incident in his match report – therefore meaning that the Argentinian forward had to be put up in front of the Spanish football federation’s disciplinary committee, who duly punished him under article 91.1 (which presumably relates to heinous, grievous and generally abhorrent goal celebrations) which carries a mandatory fine of anywhere between €2000 and €3000.

Good to see a real deliquent get collared for once.

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12 Comments

  1. J-Bizz says:

    I’m sure he can afford it..

  2. Flemming Dørken says:

    I think Barca should seek to get rid of him. Who knows what kind of shenanigans he’ll be up to next?! Completely untrustworthy person, that Messi.

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  4. Jimbo says:

    lol @ flemming
    yeah you never know next time, he might take his shirt off and everything.
    seriously this is bollocks, poor little man

  5. Anonymous says:

    “which presumably relates to heinous, grievous and generally abhorrent goal celebrations”
    it actually relates to exactly what messi did, no messages are allowed on shirts or undershirts.
    that’s not to say a fine for it is ridiculous though

  6. richard says:

    “which presumably relates to heinous, grievous and generally abhorrent goal celebrations”
    it actually relates to exactly what messi did, no messages are allowed on shirts or undershirts.
    that’s not to say a fine for it is ridiculous though

  7. yankmanc says:

    i swear it seem like federations all over the world have a stick up there asses about celebrations… its ridiculous. the winner wins the loser loses and the winner should be able to do whatever the fuck he wants.. cause hes the winner.

  8. Madjair says:

    It’s an original birthday present though. For that money he could have bought her some jewellery or a shitload of flowers. This means a lot more I reckon…

  9. bradford says:

    disgusting behaviour. next you know he’ll be scoring against birmingham and getting sent off for jumping in with the fans. i think a ban similar to kevin muscat’s is in order

  10. Hootie says:

    This is that Kaka’s fault, the rascal!

  11. SeanBCFC says:

    shouldnt teves have been fined over ten thousand haha

  12. Montesquieu says:

    Chump change for Mr. Messi.

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