Messi Jailed!!!! Chances are if you have been on social Media you would have seen a lot of post and article with a catchy title that Leo Messi has been Jailed. So is it true has the greatest player of this generation been sent to Prison? Has Leo Messi Jailed Really?
The answer is No he is not going to prison as Messi along with his Father has been handed a 21 month suspended Prison term but he won’t be going to Prison as according to Spanish law any one who has less than 24 months of Sentence is not required to Go to Prison for the first offence.
Now good time for reminder that nobody who gets prison sentence of less than 2 years in Spain, for first offence, ever does any jail time.
— Dermot Corrigan (@dermotmcorrigan) July 6, 2016
Lionel and father Jorge Horacio Messi are accused by the Spanish tax office of defrauding the government of 4.2 million euros (3.2 million pounds) between 2007 and 2009.
The case centred on the player’s image rights and a web of shell companies allegedly used to evade taxes on income from those rights.
Along with the sentence both were also fined Messi was fined about €2m and his father €1.5m. However Messi had a voluntary €5m “corrective payment”, equal to the alleged unpaid tax plus interest, in August 2013.
During the Trial Messi in his defense said that he just signs the paper that were given to him by his father and has no idea what they mean. He said he concentrates on only football while leaving the rest of this type of affairs to his father
As my dad explained earlier I just dedicated myself to playing football, I put my trust in my father, in the lawyers who had decided to manage this thing
This is not a new or unheard incident, few years ago Real Madrid Legend and current FC Porto Keeper Iker Cassilas was involved in an almost identical case, One more example is Xabi Alonso during his real Madrid times.
So yeah Messi is not Going to Jail and you can expect the footballing wizard to return to la liga action when it starts and giving nightmare to the defenders. And who Knows on his way to Lift a 6th Ballon’d’ors .