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Star soccer play Lionel Messi sure has been in the news a lot recently — and unfortunately, it's not for the best reasons!
A little more than a week following announcing his retirement from international play, the 29-year-old is now dealing with a nightmare of a legal situation after he and his father, Jorge Horacio Messi, were found guilty on Wednesday of three counts of tax fraud in Barcelona!
In the original ruling, Messi was ordered to pay a fine of around
Well this seems pretty foul…
Lionel Messi is pretty much God's gift to soccer (sorry — football), but that doesn't mean he's the best at everything else in his life — like his finances.
In fact, the 29-year-old superstar was just sentenced to 21 months in prison for three counts of tax fraud early Wednesday morning!
We guess it's a good thing Leo decided to retire so young… because according to Spanish courts, the former Barcelona forward was accused of hiding more than $11 MILLION between 2007 and 2009!
However, along with his father Jorge Horacio Messi, Lionel is expected to serve out his sentence under probation as opposed to any actual jail time due to Spain's leniency on first-time offenders/the most famous man in the country.
Score one for Leo!
With that said, $11M is a ton of money, so maybe they'll try to make an example out of the Argentinian athlete after all??
Yeah… probably not.
[Image via Lionel Messi/Instagram.]
Earlier this week, the Same Old Love singer and soccer pro Neymar Jr. were spotted leaving the same NYC hotel just five minutes apart. Coincidence? We think not!
Still, it seems the twosome aren't dating each other as a source clarified the duo only first met on Wednesday. Not to mention, the former Disney darling ended up splashing around in a fountain with some kiddos at Brooklyn's Marcy Projects Playground WITHOUT Neymar.
Although, the Brazilian native did meet up with Selly G and her tour opener DNCE later that evening at the celeb hot spot Up&Down. The athlete even took to Snapchat to share a selfie (below) of himself and Joe Jonas. Hmm, very inneresting!
But the former bandmates will be putting their friendship on hold for UNICEF's Soccer Aid charity match — where they will play on opposite teams!
On Thursday, the pop stars put on their best game faces as they trained for the upcoming game that aims to raise money and vital support for Unicef's work for children in danger.
The annual charity game features two squads made up of 12 celebrities, eight soccer legends, and a professional manager — and this year, both teams are stacked!
The players joining Tomlinson on the England Team include celebs like
Don't get us wrong, we're all for a big bulge.
But we're a little uncomfortable ogling Patrick Dempsey's package while he's coaching his son's soccer team! The Grey's Anatomy alum was caught on camera Sunday encouraging his kid's athletic abilities.
The famous father was rocking a bright blue jersey and some sunglasses, but it was his tight jogger pants that captured our attention.
Seriously, they really don't leave much to the imagination.
We're sure Jillian Fink is glad she decided to show up to this game!
And normally, we'd be drooling all over that beautiful bulge, but it feels a little weird to do so knowing he was surrounded by children at the time…
[Image via FameFlynetpictures.]
There are plenty of villains wreaking havoc in Game Of Thrones.
But religious nuts like the High Sparrow and power-hungry sadists like Ramsay Bolton don't hold a candle to the terrifying Night's King!
The leader of the White Walkers showcased his powers in Season 5 by raising an army of wights — reanimated corpses raised from death to become White Walker minions — after obliterating a horde of Wildlings.
So, it's understandable why this villain was used by the fans of MLS team Sporting Kansas City to intimidate the eff out of the L.A. Galaxy during Sunday's game!
Ahead of the match, fans raised a tifo — a huge decoration held up by a group of fans — of the Night's King to freak out their opponents.
The scare tactics half worked, as the soccer teams tied with a final score of 1-1. So, we can only assume Galaxy fans hoisted up a huge poster of Jon Snow in retaliation!
Ch-ch-check out the creepy Night's King terrorizing the soccer game (below)!