The world has officially gone mad!
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Lionel Messi has been fined for lifting his shirt to reveal a vest wishing his mother a happy birthday after scoring a goal for Barcelona.
The world player of the year ran over to a television camera to reveal the words “Happy birthday, mami” on an undershirt after scoring a penalty in Barca’s 3-0 home win over Racing Santander on Saturday.
The referee did not book the Argentine forward for the celebration but mentioned the action in his match report.
The federation’s disciplinary committee punished Messi under their article 91.1 for goal celebrations, which carries a fine of between 2000 and 3000 euros, and awarded him a yellow card. (Yahoo)
Now this is absurd and I hope that someone sees reason and either rescinds the fine or in an act of good faith take the money from the fine and use it to buy as big a birthday cake for Mrs Messi as is possible. I am thinking that you could get a cake the size of a swimming pool for that amount of money. To top if off I would then order the person who ordered the fine in the first place to jump into the swimming pool sized cake for good measure.
None of this will happen.