Messi handed suspended jail sentence for tax offences
Barcelona sparked a social media storm by urging fans to support Lionel Messi after he and his father were handed 21-month jail sentences for tax evasion to the tune of 4.1million, between 2007 and 2009.
Barcelona and Argentina’s World Player of the Year will not see the inside of a prison cell even if he should fail with any appeal. Under the Spanish system, prison terms of less than two years can be suspended and served on probation. The pair must also agree a payback deal over the use of