Maradona fined after dedicating win to Venezuela’s Maduro


FILE PHOTO: Diego Maradona in the stands in World Cup match between Argentina and Croatia, ...
FILE PHOTO: Diego Maradona in the stands in World Cup match between Argentina and Croatia, Nizhny Novgorod, Russia - June 21, 2018 REUTERS/Matthew Childs/File Photo

In Summary

  • Diego Maradona has been fined for dedicating a recent victory by his Mexican club to Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro, Mexico’s football federation said on Monday.
  • The Argentine great, who coaches Dorados de Sinaloa, had dedicated a 3-2 win over Tampico Madero to Maduro and Venezuela in a news conference at the end of last month.

Diego Maradona has been fined for dedicating a recent victory by his Mexican club to Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro, Mexico’s football federation said on Monday.

The Argentine great, who coaches Dorados de Sinaloa, had dedicated a 3-2 win over Tampico Madero to Maduro and Venezuela in a news conference at the end of last month.

The body said in a statement that Maradona had been fined an unspecified sum for violating the federation’s code of ethics which mandates political neutrality.

Maradona had said he was dedicating the victory to Maduro and Venezuelans caught up in an economic crisis. He also criticized U.S. President Donald Trump.

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