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Twitter Reacts To Lionel Messi’s 21-Month Jail Sentence For Tax Evasion

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Argentina’s legend footballer Lionel Messi has been sentenced to 21 months in prison for tax fraud, Spanish media reports.

A court in Barcelona found him guilty of three counts of tax fraud, a statement from the court said on Wednesday.

The court also sentenced the Argentine soccer player’s father, Jorge, to 21 months in prison for the same three crimes. The sentence can be appealed through the Spanish supreme court, the statement said.

However, under Spanish law a prison sentence under two years can be served under probation, meaning Messi and his father are unlikely to go to jail.

Football fans took to Twitter to vent out their reaction after the news broke in. We bring you an assemblage of the best reactions so far.

Anirban Das
Anirban Das's journey to Delhi via Kolkata involves football, music, curiosity (which one day can kill the cat) and food. Following global football opens up an infinite space within him in both the conscious and subconscious self, away from the din and bustle of the madding crowd. Supports Manchester United & Barcelona

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