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Lionel Messi’s appeal against a 21-month jail term is on April 20, 2017

Lionel Messi’s appeal against a 21-month jail term is on April 20, 2017

Barcelona superstar Lionel Messi will appear in court on April 20, 2017 which is the day for his appeal against a 21-months jail term, NAIJ.com can report.

Barcelona superstar Lionel Messi to go to 21-month in prison?

Barcelona star Lionel Messi

Messi was found guilty in July 2016 on three counts of tax fraud between 2007- 2009 and hit with a £1.5 million fine alongside his father Jorge.

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It is alleged that the 29-year-old Argentine and his father defrauded the Spanish tax office of almost £3.6 million from by using a web of shell companies to avoid taxes on image rights earnings.

Barcelona superstar Lionel Messi to go to 21-month in prison?

Lionel Messi and a police officer behind him

Barcelona chiefs, players and fans will pray that Messi should win the appeal which is three days before the crucial El Clasico with Real Madrid that will help decide La Liga title

Barcelona superstar Lionel Messi to go to 21-month in prison?

Messi and his father inside the court

Messi is the top scored in La Liga this season on 25 goals with Madrid’s closest challenger Cristiano Ronaldo on just 19.

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