Lionel Messi is one of the most popular persons on planet earth, plying his trade as a soccer star with Barcelona FC. His brother Matias Messi, received a 2 ½-year prison sentence on Thursday for illegally possessing a firearms.
Rrports say that he would not go to jail as he was instead ordered to perform community service. The decision was reached under a deal with investigating prosecutors.
The weapon was found late last year, inside a blood-stained boat, which Messi crashed in the Parana River.
The 35-year-old Messi was held under preventive arrest and later released, while he recovered from a fractured jaw and other injuries at a hospital in Argentina’s Santa Fe province