Lionel Messi waves to supporters as he leaves the courthouse near Barcelona (27 September 2013)
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Lionel Messi attends Spanish court

The Barcelona and Argentina striker Lionel Messi has appeared at a court hearing near Barcelona over claims that he and his father avoided paying tax to the Spanish authorities.

The star footballer was questioned by a judge over the claims. Both Lionel and Jorge Messi deny any wrongdoing.

Lionel Messi looked relaxed and waved to supporters as he left the courthouse.

Neither he nor his father, who departed separately, gave any comment to waiting reporters.

  • 27 Sep 2013