Barcelona and Argentina football star, Lionel Messi who appeared in court this morning on trial for alleged tax fraud in Spain, has told a court he had no involvement in the management of his financial affairs.
Wearing a dark suit and tie, Messi sat alongside his father in front of the judge and listened to other testimony for nearly four hours before being called to testify. He said,
“I was playing football, I knew nothing.”
The 28-year old said he signed documents without reading them because he trusted his father and the advisers responsible for managing his finances.
Spain’s tax agency is demanding heavy fines and prison sentences. The trial began on Tuesday, and Thursday is expected to be the final day.
The judges’ decisions would be announced next week. Like we earlier said, we wish him all the best.