The best Lionel Messi jailed jokes after 21-month sentence for tax fraud

Barcelona star and father said to have defrauded Spain of £3.5m between 2007 and 2009.

There were lots of Lionel Messi jailed jokes after he was given a 21-month sentence for tax fraud in Spain
RUNNING AWAY FROM THE TAXMAN: Messi (Image: Christopher Johnson)

This is a big selection of the best of the Lionel Messi jailed jokes after the footballing superstar was dramatically sentenced to twenty-one months in prison for tax fraud by a court in Spain.

Jail terms were handed to the Barcelona player and his father for defrauding Spain of £3.5m between 2007 and 2009.

In the country, sentences of less than two years can be served under probation and both are unlikely to actually spend any time in prison according to reports.

But that didn’t stop the Lionel Messi jailed jokes and these are the best of them after the pair were found guilty of three counts of tax fraud on Wednesday:

Messi sentenced to 21 months in jail for tax fraud! pic.twitter.com/8ZVhXKMmSn

— Sportsbet.com.au (@sportsbetcomau) July 6, 2016

Messi needs to quickly kill his wife to get a reduced sentence

— Ed Gamble (@EdGambleComedy) July 6, 2016

Months sentenced to prison but suspended and not to be served:

Messi: 21
Ronaldo: 0#TheDifference#TeamMessi

— CORBS SLAYS TROLLS (@JohnnyUtah100) July 6, 2016

Messi won't actually serve a single day of his jail sentence. Bail on d'or?

— Jonny Gould (@jonnygould) July 6, 2016

@GaryLineker Ah Messi, always missing penalties.

— Liam Camps (@the_dos) July 6, 2016

Free messi

— BIG SQUEEKO (@SqueeksTP) July 6, 2016

Lionel Messi is god's gift to us all and we should be thankful that he's playing in our generation. How dare we ask him to pay his tax.

— Liam Canning (@OffsideLiam) July 6, 2016

Lionel Messi arriving to pick up his 2016 Ballon d'Or. pic.twitter.com/c2qVSRvS4O

— Coral (@Coral) July 6, 2016

Let me tell you now, if Lionel Messi was actually going to jail…I would offer to do his sentence for him.

— Xhakaria (@HvrrisonLdn) July 6, 2016

If Messi gets 21 months in prison for fraud then surely Jack Wilshire gets at least a life sentence.

— Gaz Drinkwater (@Radio_Gaz) July 6, 2016

Do Messi's ballon d'ors no longer count? #StripTheTitles

— Rangers Culture (@RangersCulture) July 6, 2016

With messi going to jail does this mean barrie mckay is the best player in the world?

— Lee Gordon (@LeeG3223) July 6, 2016

Dont think that disguise will save you now messi… pic.twitter.com/sXbCv1Gjfo

— Team FA (@TeamFA) July 6, 2016

Messi going to prison means that Ronaldo goes from being the best in the world to being the best in the world.

— Rip VanGaald (@JoseMourinhod) July 6, 2016

Messi to liquidate himself and come back as Newco Messi.

— ️ (@CelticBible) July 6, 2016

BREAKING: Lionel Messi's official photo for 2016/17 season. pic.twitter.com/T6DiS57FrN

— BBC Sporf (@BBCSporf) July 6, 2016

Messi will go to jail and play football in jail and create rhe spanish version of the longest yard

— – (@BrowsofXavi) July 6, 2016

People are defending Messi now. But were quick in calling De gea son of Boko Haram when he did nothing wrong.

— Alex (@KroosMastreo) July 6, 2016

"We can't give him 24 months because it's #Messi."


"Nah, that's too obvious. Make it 21."

— CLICKON Soccer (@CLICKONSoccer) July 6, 2016

Surprised Messi didn't get 23 months, 30 days, 23 hours, 59 minutes and 59 seconds tbh

— James Yorke (@jair1970) July 6, 2016

if Messi paid his taxes he would've scored his penalty and won. Ronaldo paid his taxes.

— cartier burgundy (@cartierburgundy) July 6, 2016

Lionel #Messi has been ordered to pay a fine of two millions Euros. In other words, one month's salary.

— Marc Lewis (@MarcLewisZA) July 6, 2016

Another thing in common between Messi and Maradona

— Tancredi Palmeri (@tancredipalmeri) July 6, 2016

So Messi won't serve any jail time!

Gutted! I was hoping for another Mean machine pic.twitter.com/90kpkUldxB

— Football Accumulator (@footballacca) July 6, 2016

I can't believe they're sending Messi to jail for missing a penalty, the argentine fa is corrupt as hell

— eldeniro (@eldeniro90) July 6, 2016

Lionel Messi hit with 21-month jail sentence, but it is understood that he will pass the penalty on to Luis Suarez

— Oldfirmfacts (@Oldfirmfacts1) July 6, 2016

Messi will evade prison as easily as he evades defenders (and tax).#Magician

— Moh Haider (@ArsenalMoh8) July 6, 2016

Messi is the new black.

— Jorge (@quillobarrios) July 6, 2016

Messi will still win ballon d'or from prison

— Ebuka Akara (@ebuka_akara) July 6, 2016

Imagine thinking Messi can go to jail. He is bigger than justice.

— #J (@ElAficionadofcb) July 6, 2016

Please save messi 👏🏾 I beg u pic.twitter.com/kfeAFoTzaQ

— Romell Henry (@RomellHenryTgf) July 6, 2016


— Granit Xhaka (@XhakaLegacy) July 6, 2016

My mate did over 8 hours in a cell for riding his quad bike naked around Magaluf.. Messi does less for millions in fraud #ItsWhoYouKnow

— Daniel (@DannyHeff1987) July 6, 2016

@br_uk good thing he doesn't have to serve it behind bars… If he had to, things could get…Messi.

— OSUfreak82 (@OSUfreak82) July 6, 2016

Messi's been given a 21 month suspended sentence. Ronaldo would have only gotten 20.

— H (@harrygavaghan) July 6, 2016

Real Madrid fans finding out Lionel Messi will avoid prison… pic.twitter.com/CVXO8tR3Rr

— Copa90 (@Copa90) July 6, 2016

When you see 18 year olds on Twitter laughing at Messi for evading taxes at the age of 17 when they don't even know what a tax is

— MJ (@BlaugranaFan27) July 6, 2016

Barcelona stars Lionel Messi and Neymar both in trouble for tax evading. Must be all that tiki-taxa they teach them in that academy.

— Paddy Power (@paddypower) July 6, 2016

Messi to retire from tax evasion after missing this penalty….

— SemperFiUnited (@SemperFiUnited) July 6, 2016

Lionel Messi is sentenced, but he won't be jailed. Because, they won't be able to keep him in jail – he's too good at getting over walls

— The Bad Doctor (@DOCTORATLARGE) July 6, 2016

Inmates: pick the soap.
Messi: *sobs..please have Messi on my butthole pic.twitter.com/Q1rujhGDc1

— Ibe (@I_pissVodka) July 6, 2016

Lionel Messi COULD be on the Move Shortly

His New Team Mates are Ready & Waiting pic.twitter.com/L1gevlHWwR


Lionel Messi handed jail term in Spain for tax fraud.
They first just gave him a penalty, but he missed that.

— Ramesh Srivats (@rameshsrivats) July 6, 2016

#FIFA17 Cover Released.#Messi pic.twitter.com/ty83hbrNXj

— FIFACareerGems (@FIFACareerGems) July 6, 2016

Messi getting a criminal record because theres no football records left to get

— Missi (@MessiLob) July 6, 2016

Messi dodging prison like… https://t.co/yxrNN6HiTA

— The Soccer Life (@TheSCRLife) July 6, 2016

Lionel Messi just dribbled past the prison.
He won't go to jail.

— Alekhya Das ☯ (@iAlekhyaDas) July 6, 2016

after getting 21 months in prison Lionel messi remains professional and practices his diving headers pic.twitter.com/6ErTgOrlK8

— WOT A MORON (@Wotamoron) July 6, 2016

anyone who thinks Messi is going to jail is mad, they'll probably just sentence him to six months on loan at Stoke or something

— eldeniro (@eldeniro90) July 6, 2016

Lionel Messi counting the number of years he dodged from prison pic.twitter.com/RSaWh8hGKV

— Football Feast (@FootieFeasts) July 6, 2016

Imagine thinking Messi comes home from Camp Nou on a Sunday night after a Getafe match to press buttons on a calculator doing tax deductions

— XH6 (@XaviAssist) July 6, 2016

Lionel Messi's prison sentence is just another penalty he won't complete. #NotFair #TooSoon

— Paul Carr (@PCarrESPN) July 6, 2016

Messi never paid his taxis 😞

— Ahmad (@ChieflySarcastc) July 6, 2016

Messi is gonna come out of jail looking like Tevez

— P Money (@KingPMoney) July 6, 2016

Messi to the Spanish Police be like…https://t.co/hUtnvophl4

— 90min (@90min_Football) July 6, 2016

Too bad Football Twitter won't have a vine of Messi requesting Neymar to take THIS penalty.

— khattak (@shehrozekhattak) July 6, 2016

Messi found it hard to score against Cech becuse Cech looks like a tax man. pic.twitter.com/I9cBE7lZ48

— Common Tater (@RancidPotato) July 6, 2016

Advice for Messi, punch the biggest one first. And then the next biggest one. And then work through the prison consecutively on height basis

— Glenn Kitson (@Glenn_Kitson) July 6, 2016

So, out of all the news today. It's Lionel Messi that is in more legal trouble than Blair

— Christian O'Connell (@OC) July 6, 2016

Just ordered the new Lionel Messi Barcelona shirt, can't wait to try it on. pic.twitter.com/Ny2kAFXB7e

— Ed Snowdon (@LondonSnowman) July 6, 2016

This is the closest Messi got to confinement since he was marked by Koscielny.

— The Ice Man (@BrutalArsenal) July 6, 2016

Lionel Messi's t-shirt says it all…. He ain't going to prison pic.twitter.com/qPHVTs8egZ

— Free Bets (@freebetscouk) July 6, 2016

Guys did you hear the joke where is this another penalty Messi is going to miss? Just thought about it, so funny

— Ahmad (@ChieflySarcastc) July 6, 2016

I almost signed Lionel Messi before he was sentenced to jail… pic.twitter.com/ZO5hnvVooX

— Paul Omondi (@OmondilisedPaul) July 6, 2016

Hope when messi comes out of jail he drops a mixtape 😤

— NewGrimeOrder™☔ (@UncleBantzz) July 6, 2016

Never leave home without it… #Messi pic.twitter.com/tFZT0fcOQH

— Steve Welsh (@miniboro_dotcom) July 6, 2016

#ThatMomentWhen The tax man comes knocking on Lionel Messi's door. pic.twitter.com/kuPuj41dzp

— BBC Sporf (@BBCSporf) July 6, 2016

Brow furrowed, neck muscles taught, furious that at the injustice that Messi has got this sentence when he, Ronaldo, is the best tax evader.

— Flan (@Flannyballs) July 6, 2016

Lionel Messi to star in remake of The Shawshank Redemption! pic.twitter.com/UTGXJZkhEw

— Lovefootball (@Lovefootball) July 6, 2016

Is Messi actually guilty or tax evasion, or could tax just not get close to tackle him?

— Tony Jameson (@tonyjameson) July 6, 2016

Can I get the £29.99 back I spent on a Messi shirt for my eight-year-old?

— Toby Young (@toadmeister) July 6, 2016

I hope Ronaldo scores tonight and does a handcuff celebration #Messi 👮🏻🚓🚨💰🇪🇸

— Matt Hibbert (@MattHibbert) July 6, 2016