Barcelona forward Lionel Messi has been sentenced to 21 months in jail and fined 2 million Euros for his involvement in three tax crimes. Twitter decided to take the recently international football retiree's case with some choice wisecracks.
Under Spanish law sentences under two years can be suspended. Messi got 21 months. pic.twitter.com/WaSdjKP79p
— Paddy Power (@paddypower) July 6, 2016
You can bet Lionel Messi feels a lot better about his penalty miss now.
So Messi is not going to jail. He missed another penalty. #HalaMadrid
— Real Madrid C.F. (@realmadrideen) July 6, 2016
It's not been a good month for the ex-Argentina captain. First another Copa America final loss to Chile and now officially being convicted as a tax fraud.
Messi's month summed up in one picture pic.twitter.com/rXJMbKppii
— Wolfy (@TheBoyWolfy) July 6, 2016
England striker and commentator Gary Linekar sums up the feeling of all tax invaders around the world.
Messi given 21 months in jail for tax fraud, but won't actually go to prison. Tax frauds the world over will be looking to move to Spain.
— Gary Lineker (@GaryLineker) July 6, 2016
A new career mode maybe?
— FIFACareerGems (@FIFACareerGems) July 6, 2016
It would have been surprising if Twitter did not find a way to involve Cristiano Ronaldo into this 'Messi' affair
How Ronaldo feels after finding out that Messi won't serve his 21 month jail sentence... Safe to say he's mad https://t.co/unapS2ongF
— Free Bets (@freebetscouk) July 6, 2016
Arsenal fans, look away. Jack Wilshere not spared on a day where Oscar Pistorius and Lionel Messi are sentenced to prison.
If Messi gets 21 months in prison for fraud then surely Jack Wilshire gets at least a life sentence.
— Gaz Drinkwater (@Radio_Gaz) July 6, 2016
This tweeter highlights the pointlessness of Lionel Messi not having a criminal record despite being convicted on tax fraud.
I love that Messi won't have a criminal record. Like he's going to be applying for jobs at any point in his life.
— Sean Lunt (@Sean_Lunt) July 6, 2016
Messi dodging prison like.. https://t.co/7sDLDKBZmJ
— Sunday League (@SundayShoutsFC) July 6, 2016
Meanwhile in the latest episode of Orange Is the New Black...
It's a shame we won't be seeing Vines of Messi teaching inmates the beautiful game after all #likeitwasevergonnahappen
— PaulasTweets (@T_skll) July 6, 2016
People trolling Cristiano Ronaldo showed absolutely no chill to the Portugal captain
— BG (@BrenGray1) July 6, 2016