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Accused of £3.4million tax fraud!


Apparently Messi is being investigated for an alleged £3.4MILLION tax fraud in Spain. He and his dad, Jorge, are accused of filing fraudulent tax returns from 2006-2009 according to a spokesman for tax crime in Catalonia. The best player in the world is rumoured to earn £250,000k a week and £13m in endorsements. Last year the player agreed a new six-year deal with Barcelona worth an estimated £17million-a-year after tax which will run until 2018.

He revealed his shock at allegations and insisted he has done nothing wrong.

In a statement the Argentine forward hit back saying: "We have just known through the media about the claim filed by the Spanish tax authorities. We are surprised about this news, because we have never committed any infringement. We have always fulfilled all our tax obligations, following the advice of our tax consultants who will take care of clarifying this situation."

Will this be proven & destroy Messi's good guy image?

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TheMightyPotter · Stoke City fan

@Jacqueline An idiot is worse than a mess, but yours was a terrible pun.

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Jacqueline · Man Utd fan

@TheMightyPotter : One commentator called him an idiot...how come you didn't give him a fed back?...what's more worse being called a mess or an Idiot?

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Jacqueline · Man Utd fan

@TheMightyPotter : LOL....why so serious?

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Jacqueline · Man Utd fan

@MillwallDon : Some people can't take a joke here....lol...glad you can.

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lucas21 · Liverpool fan

@paulison haha, yeah he does, if he payed the taxes maybe not lol.

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Doozers20 · Man Utd fan

@Black_n_Decker surely image rights aren't

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Black_n_Decker · Fulham fan

What happen to the Neto wages ? (all taxes paid by the club) it's said to be the norm on the continent.

  ·     ·     ·   6 years

TheMightyPotter · Stoke City fan

@Jacqueline That wasn't funny.

  ·     ·     ·   6 years

ossie

Innocent until proven guilty. Even is he is guilty...do I really care?!?!

  ·     ·     ·   6 years

MillwallDon · Millwall fan

@Jacqueline @TheMightyPotter sort your girl out Potter.

  ·     ·     ·   6 years

MillwallDon · Millwall fan

@Jacqueline hahahahaha yeh classic joke there luv!

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paulison · Liverpool fan

@lucas21 Messi would take that bet except that he doesn't have a million dollars .... honest!!

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Jacqueline · Man Utd fan

No wonder he's called Messi....lol...Total mess

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lucas21 · Liverpool fan

I'll bet a million dollars he won't get in trouble, one cause I doubt he did, two if he did they wouldnt punish messi.

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TheMightyPotter · Stoke City fan

I think it's 6 years in prison! Will he ever play football again?!

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goooooners · Arsenal fan

What an idiot he deserves a ban

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paulison · Liverpool fan

The truth is that he probably isn't bright enough to complete his own tax return so there will be a dodgy accountant somewhere who told him he'd never get busted, hence his shock and pleas of innocence. Unlucky!

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releasethekraken · Liverpool fan

I think this would ruin football if this were true. messi can't be bad. can always use the harry redknapp defence though.... "IT WAS MY DOG'S ACCOUNT, OBVIOUSLY I DIDN'T KNOW WHAT I WAS DOING, I CAN BARELY READ OR WRITE EVEN THOUGH I DO AN ARTICLE EVERY WEEK FOR THE SUN. MY ACCOUNTANT RUNS MY LIFE BLAH BLAH BLAH T'RIFFIC"

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MillwallDon · Millwall fan

Lock the #### up

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TittleTan · Stockport County fan

That's a straight 10 year footballing ban

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