• Barcelona’s Lionel Messi campaign a mistake – Minister

    Barcelona’s Lionel Messi campaign a mistake – Minister

     

    Spain’s sports minister Miguel Cardenal says the Barcelona campaign supporting Lionel Messi over his recent tax fraud conviction is misjudged as judicial decisions taken in a democracy “must be respected and accepted.”

    After Messi and his father, Jorge, were last week found guilty by a Barcelona court of three counts of defrauding the tax department and handed down suspended jail sentences of 21 months, Barca launched a campaign using the hashtag #WeAreAllLeoMessi, urging fans to “express their sympathy” with the player.

    Barca […]