Messi court appearance put back

Lionel Messi and his father Jorge Messi have had their court date to answer allegations of tax fraud put back 10 days to September 27.

The duo have been ruled by a court in Gava, Catalonia as having a case to answer against allegations from tax authorities that they defrauded the state out of just over €4m between the years of 2006 and 2009.

Whilst the court has listed the Barcelona player as having made a €5m ‘corrective payment’ in relation to this particular case, both he and his father are still called to appear in court later this month.

However, today it has been confirmed that the date for their appearance has been put back 10 days to Friday September 27. Last week, the duo’s lawyer had asked for such a delay due to commitments on another case on the original date set.

Meanwhile, Jorge Messi has been reported as sending the court a letter exonerating his son from any responsibility or blame in case.

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