Argentinean football player Lionel Messi has paid 5 million Euros to the Spanish tax authorities. This comes after being accused of tax evasion according to a formal statement from a Spanish court.
Messi and his father were supposed to appear in court for trial on September 17, 2013. The Spanish authorities accused them of hiding four million euro of profits achieved from behind the sale of the rights to exploit Messi’s image between 2006 and 2009.
The four-time best player in the world denies all charges against him and his father.