• Barcelona’s Lionel Messi was scapegoat in tax case – Spanish judge

    Barcelona’s Lionel Messi was scapegoat in tax case – Spanish judge

    Spanish judge Baltasar Garzon believes Lionel Messi was made a scapegoat when the Barcelona superstar stood trial this summer for tax evasion.

    Messi and his father Jorge Messi were handed a 21-month suspended sentence by a court in Barcelona on July 6 after being found guilty of three counts of tax fraud.

    Both are appealing to the Spanish supreme court.

    Asked about Messi’s case, Garzon, a Barcelona supporter, told Sport newspaper: “Leo is a person that I know, that I admire and I […]