messi in action.jpgLionel Messi, the Argentine footballer, has been fined for wishing his mother a happy birthday after scoring a goal.

The Spanish football federation on January 25 informed that the star footballer who plays for Barcelona in La Liga lifted his shirt to show off a vest reading the message, “Happy birthday, mami”.


He did so after he had scored from a penalty in Barcelona’s 3-nill win over Racing Santander last Saturday.

Though he was not booked by the referee, but his actions found a mention in the referee’s match report based on which he was punished under the federation’s article 91.1 for goal celebrations, which carries a fine between 2 000 and 3 000 euros.

Messi also received a yellow card retrospectively.