Argentina and Barcelona footballer Lionel Messi has been sentenced to 21 months in prison for tax fraud.
His father, Jorge Messi, was also given a jail term for defrauding Spain of €4.1m (£3.5m; $4.5m) between 2007 and 2009. However, neither man is expected to serve time in jail.
Barcelona based lawyer Martijn Bressers explains why.
(Photo; Lionel Messi in court, Credit; Getty Images)