Footballer Lionel Andrés “Leo” Messi has been sentenced to 21 months of imprisonment for tax fraud. Lionel Messi is the star footballer of Barcelona for which he plays at the league and the club level as well as for Argentina which he plays on the international level.
According to the media reports he will not be sent to Jail literally but he has been fined a fine of around 15 crore Rupees and not only him his father is also included in this fraud, who also is sentenced to imprisonment.
The Catalonia court of Spain has declared this judgement. But since Messi as well as his father do not have any criminal background and hence they will not be literally sent to Jail .
Messi during his appeal also said to the court that since him and his father did not have a good knowledge of the tax laws, hence this offence occured.
Although the State Attorney Maria Maza simply denounced this statement and compared Messi with a Mafia don.