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Latino Daily News

Tuesday January 25, 2011

Leo Messi Should Have Gotten his Mother A Card Instead

Leo Messi Should Have Gotten his Mother A Card Instead

Photo: Leo Messi Fined for lifting his Jersey mid-game

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The Argentine soccer star lifted his Barcelona shirt after scoring a penalty in Barca’s 3-0 home win over Racing Santander on Saturday, to show a birthday message written to his mother in a red under-shirt. 

“Happy Birthday Mommy” was written with a black marker on Leo Messi’s under-under shirt.

The problem is that under article 91.1 of the RFEF (Spain’s Soccer Federation) “Any soccer player who, celebrating a goal, or by another cause related to the match lifts his shirt to display any publicity, quote, legend, acronym, drawing or art, whichever its meaning, or objective, will be sanctioned, and fined with a sum between 2.000 and 3.000 Euros (between $2,500 and $4,000).”