Lionel Messi prison: Best Twitter reaction to Barcelona icon’s 21-month jail sentence

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The world of football temporarily came to a standstill earlier when the news broke that Barcelona superstar Lionel Messi had been given a 21-month prison term.

The Argentine, five times named the best footballer on the planet, and his father were found guilty of three counts of tax fraud, concealing £3.5m between 2007 and 2009.

And then everyone calmed down when they realised that the 29-year-old will not spend any time in jail because a two-year sentence in Spain can be served under probation.

But there was still room for some excellent Twitter reaction. Here is some of the best…

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Would love to see this remake…

Not sure this is the time to settle the Messi v Ronaldo debate…

Ballon d’Or, La Liga title, avoided prison…he’s probably had worse years.

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