Twitterati reacts to Lionel Messi sentence: ‘They first just gave him a penalty, but he missed’

The court also ordered Lionel Messi to pay a fine of 2 million Euros.

By: Express Web Desk | New Delhi | Updated: July 7, 2016 2:04 pm
Lionel Messi, Messi, Messi tax fraud, Messi sentencing, Messi spanish tax fraud, Messi Barcelona, Football, sports News Lionel Messi and his father were sentenced to 21 months in jail. (Source: AP)

Barcelona soccer star Lionel Messi has been sentenced to 21 months in prison after 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.

Messi won’t go to jail, here’s why

Here are some of the reactions captured on the social media immediately after the sentencing.

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