Barcelona Striker David Villa To Be Fined €3,000 For Paying Tribute To Family

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Barcelona striker David Villa will be fined €3,000 by the Spanish Football Federation for paying tribute to his wife and children.

Spain striker Villa lifted his shirt up to show a message underneath that read: "Impossible without you." after he scored against Real Sociedad at the weekend.

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Villa broke his leg in the Club World Cup in December last year and capped off his comeback performance with a goal in the Blaugrana's 5-1 defeat of the Basque side on Sunday.

The 30-year-old was also booked for his celebration, as Spanish football's new regulation governing goal celebrations is enforced.

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Villa's punishment has been contrasted with that of José Mourinho's for poking former Barcelona assistant coach Tito Vilanova in the eye last year. The Portuguese coach had to cough up €600 and will be beside Vilanova, now Barça's full-time coach, on the touchline for Thursday night's Spanish Supercopa clash.


Sid Lowe
€3,000 fine for for his t-shirt thanking wife and kids. Compare that to other fines.... Absurd

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