Prosecutors not against replacing Messi jail term with fine

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Barcelona (AFP) – Prosecutors in Barcelona say they are not against replacing football star Lionel Messi’s 21-month jail sentence for tax fraud with a fine, a spokeswoman announced Friday.

They said they were willing to give the 29-year-old a fine of 400 euros ($450) a day for the duration of the sentence - an option that the defence of the Argentina international has also proposed.

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