Barca’s president finally speaks on Messi’s tax evasion case

Last few days were busier for Argentinian star Lionel Messi than they used to be after state federals have accused him and his father for evading tax dues worth more than £3.4million. According to them, he did not furnish complete information about his earnings from the period 2007 to 2009 which owns him big tax dues to the state though they have only applied for a court case permission on the matter. Neither Messi nor his father has accepted any of state allegations perhaps they are repeatedly calling it a confusion which will be sorted out very soon. Until now, Messi club Barcelona was silent citing it is a personal matter and they can’t interfere between State laws about forward’s tax liabilities, but now Barcelona’s president Sandro Rosell has spoken out in striker’s support and said Messi can never do anything wrong. The four-time World Player of the Year award winner is on his national duty in South America at the moment, and he also said that he is surprised to listen about the news through media. Messi broke his silence via a Facebook post where he wrote, “We have just known through the media about the claim filed by the Spanish tax authorities. We are surprised about the 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.”

Rosell also said in a press conference that “Messi’s family is calm. They have all of our support. I do not doubt their innocence. We have treated him like a footballer, not someone who is ill, because that’s what he asked of us. I think the club have treated him in an excellent manner and been honest with him, when he was a footballer and when he was ill.”

Actually, the news made billions of Messi fans stunned when they came to know that such a case is being filed against their superstar who has always been a law abiding citizen, in fact, not many of them believe on the case and say it is just an opportunistic step taken by the federal government. On the other side, many soccer legends who know the player have also denied any merit in this case; hence it is most likely that court will dismiss the case at first hearing itself. Likewise, Barca’s president also told about his plans to offer coach Tito Vilanova a new contract denying rumors that he is still not fit enough to take on the responsibilities.

Anyways, let us see how Argentinian tax authorities proceed with the case against their most loved soccer starlet.