Argentine legend, Diego Maradona has been fined for dedicating a recent victory by his Mexican club to the 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.
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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.