Lionel Messi Gets 21 Month Jail Sentence For Tax Fraud But Guess What…

Somebody put their football in their mouth.

From Variety:

Lionel Messi, arguably the world’s best known soccer star, was sentenced to 21 months in prison by a Barcelona court for three counts of tax fraud.

Whomp. Whomp. Whomp.

Messi was accused along with his father, Jorge Horacio Messi, of recourse to tax havens in Belize and Uruguay to conceal €10.1 million (USD 11.1) in earnings over 2007 to 2009 for use of Messi’s image rights.

Wow, so it’s not cool for rich people to do that? In America when you get caught doing s**t like that you get to run for President.

Messi has been ordered to pay a fine of about €2 million, his father €1.5 million. Under Spanish law, however, sentences of less than two years which are also first offences are usually served by probation rather than by time in prison.

This bitch ain’t going to jail. I’ll bet you 11 whole dollars. And that’s like a month of my pay. He’s not gonna face any real repercussions. Especially considering that his baller status is getting Spain so much attention.

A five-time winner of the FIFA Ballon d’Or, an annual award for the world’s best player, Messi is also one of Spain’s most dramatic TV growth drivers.

Fourteen of the top 20 most-watched transmissions in Spain last year were soccer games. That result comes in a recuperating TV ad market.

Yeah, he gonna be fine.

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7 years ago

No “it’s because he’s white” rhetoric? I’m fucking shocked.