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Another penalty for Messi – but he’ll probably miss this one

Last week’s tax case verdict is a huge embarrassment to the Argentinian superstar

10th July, 2016
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Lionel Messi leaving court in Barcelona last month: the star was handed a suspended sentence of 21 months last Wednesday Picture: Getty

Barcelona star Lionel Messi, the record five-time world player of the year, said he focused on his playing and allowed his father to handle his business affairs. Last week, however, the footballer was handed a 21-month Spanish prison sentence for tax fraud and fined about €2.1 million for evading taxes between 2007 and 2009. He will have to pay the money, but is unlikely to do the time.

Just how did Messi, who ranks as an all...

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