Diego Maradona fined for dedicating club win to Venezuela President MaduroDiego Maradona dedicated a recent victory by the Dorados, the football club he coaches, to Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro and got fined by the football federation.advertisement Reuters Mexico CityApril 9, 2019UPDATED: April 9, 2019 12:14 IST Diego Maradona had been fined an unspecified sum by the Mexican football federation (IANS photo)HIGHLIGHTSDiego Maradona dedicated a recent Dorados win to Venezuelan President Nicolas MaduroMaradona had been fined an unspecified sum by the Mexican football federationHe violated the federation’s code of ethics which mandates political neutralityDiego 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 US President Donald Trump.Also Read | Diego Maradona released from hospital after routine operationAlso Read | Diego Maradona expresses desire to coach Argentina for freeAlso Watch | Cristiano Ronaldo not the greatest. I am: Diego Maradona to India TodayFor sports news, updates, live scores and cricket fixtures, log on to indiatoday.in/sports. Like us on Facebook or follow us on Twitter for Sports news, scores and updates.Get real-time alerts and all the news on your phone with the all-new India Today app. Download from Post your comment Do You Like This Story? Awesome! Now share the story Too bad. Tell us what you didn’t like in the comments Posted byRoshni Tags :Follow MaradonaFollow Nicolas MaduroFollow Football federationFollow Venezuela Next
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