Lionel Messi , his dad Jorge have been sentenced to 21 months in jail subsequent to being guilty of tax fraud – yet the Barcelona talisman is not anticipated that would serve them in prison time.

The Messis were found to have evaded tax on Lionel’s picture rights, owing more than £3.4million in back installments, and the Court of Catalonia has sentenced the pair to just shy of two years in prison.

Argentina striker Lionel Messi recently retired from international football.

Barcelona's Argentine soccer player Lionel Messi (L) sits in court with his father Jorge Horacio Messi during their trial for tax fraud in Barcelona, Spain, June 2, 2016. REUTERS/Alberto Estevez/Pool/Files
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