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Barcelona request overturn on Messi’s yellow card

Tue 01 December 2020 | 15:27

Barcelona have asked the disciplinary committee of the Spain Football Federation to overturn the yellow card Messi received in the game against Osasuna.

Lionel Messi

took off his shirt after scoring

Barcelona

's fourth goal against

Osasuna

, and it was revealed that he wore the No. 10 Newell's shirt which belonged to

Maradona

during his time at the club.

Messi

's special celebration dedicated

Diego Maradona,

was immediately met with a penalty. The referee gave Messi a yellow card and reported his move to the refereeing committee, which caused Barcelona to possibly face a fine.

According to Spanish media, Barcelona have asked the disciplinary committee to overturn Messi's yellow card. In fact, there was a written request in which

Barcelona

accepted that Messi's move deserved a yellow card according to the rules, but it was explained that Messi's celebration was to pay homage to

Diego Maradona

, and therefore it would be good to overturn that yellow card.

Barcelona boss,

Ronald Koeman

also commented on the subject;

"We know that there is a rule regarding the yellow card.

"But we also know that it was his dedication to Maradona when he took off his shirt.

"It's not my decision, but for me I would take it off."


source: SportMob