The law in Spain states less than twoÂ years of imprisonment on the first offence are usually suspended. It comes asÂ a sigh of relief to the player that he might not have to serve the jail term, but the decision is still in the court’s hand.
Messi as well asÂ his father have both denied to be involved in any wrongdoing/s. Although Messi’s father did not say, tax inspectors saidÂ that he used companies in Uruguay and Switzerland to use image rights so as toÂ get tax reduced on Messi’s income. Messi’s father said that he was advised to do soÂ by a legal adviser, who said that the practice was legal.
Argentina’s leading scorer, Messi has so far scored 55 goals in 113 international matches. He recently announced his retirement afterÂ he lost the Copa America finals last month as he missed his penalty shoot losing the matchÂ to Chile.
Â FC Barcelona said that they will always support Messi and his family in whatever situation he gets in.