Christiano Ronaldo just paid £19 million in fines to stay out of chokey. Maybe a bit of community service wouldn't go amiss, like playing for us for the rest of the season?
I think he would have been similar to Messi in that the punishment would have been less than a certain amount of time as such they would not have to serve any time in jail.
When this came about with Messi and the tax avoidance i can't remember if it was 18 months or 2 years jail sentence that the offender didn't have to serve time in jail, might have also had something to do with type of offence but remember seeing it at the time and thinking what a bonkers system giving someone a jail sentence but they don't actually go to jail.
"Three minute read" - have we really reached the stage where. not only do we have to reassure people that it's safe to read this article because it will only require enough effort to concentrate for THREE minutes - but, worse still, that we expect the average punter to actually need three minutes to read just 650 words??
Nothing more than another of your tangential smokescreens.