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Barcelona Delete Tweet About Lionel Messi's Tribute To Diego Maradona After Social Media Backlash

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Barcelona Delete Tweet About Lionel Messi's Tribute To Diego Maradona After Social Media Backlash

Barcelona were forced to delete a tweet about Lionel Messi's tribute to Diego Maradona, after lots of backlash on Tuesday morning.

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Messi scored Barca's fourth goal in their 4-0 win against Osasuna on Sunday afternoon, just days after the sad passing of Argentina legend Maradona.

The goal itself was a near perfect tribute to the 1986 World Cup winner but Messi went one step further to pay respects to the man who managed him for the national team.

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Messi removed his Barca shirt to reveal a Newell's Old Boy's kit underneath, the other club both men represented, and pointed to the sky.

It was a classy moment from the six time Ballon d'Or winner, however the club were forced to delete a tweet about it on Tuesday morning, after boasting their original post 'broke records on social media.'

Barcelona's offending tweet. Image: PA Images
Barcelona's offending tweet. Image: PA Images


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Barcelona could be hit with a €3000 fine for Messi's tribute, to do with taking off his shirt to reveal the Newell's kit underneath.

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They aren't the only ones to cause some controversy in honouring the two time Serie A winner with Napoli.

Spanish footballer Paula Dapena refused to take part in her side's pre match minutes silence for the 60-year-old, deciding to sit down during the moment instead.

Featured Image Credit: PA

Topics: Football News, Barcelona, Lionel Messi, Diego Maradona, La Liga

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