Lionel Messi and his father deny tax accusations

Updated: 12 June 2013 21:27 IST

Barcelona football superstar Lionel Messi on Wednesday denied any wrongdoing in his tax filings and expressed shock at allegations of tax crimes against him and his father.

Madrid:

Barcelona football superstar Lionel Messi on Wednesday denied any wrongdoing in his tax filings and expressed shock at allegations of tax crimes against him and his father.

"We are surprised about those news, because we have never committed any infringement," the Argentine player said in an English-language statement released on his Facebook account.

"We have always fulfilled all our tax obligations, following the advices of our tax consultants who will take care of clarifying this situation."

Topics : Football Barcelona Lionel Andres Messi
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