Alexis Sánchez accepts 16-month Spanish prison sentence for tax fraud


• Ruling dates back to his time at Barcelona but he will not go to jail• Agent calls agreement ‘unjust’ and hits out at inland revenueAlexis Sánchez’s agent has confirmed the Manchester United striker has accepted a prison sentence for tax fraud, but has described the agreement as “entirely unjust” and attacked the Spanish authorities for effectively forcing him and other players into signing the deal. He says other players have been obliged to do much the same.Fernando Felicevich has accused the state of changing its interpretation of the law and pursuing professional footballers, particularly foreigners, exercising pressure through “obscene” leaks to the media and the threat of long legal processes and prison sentences. Related: Lionel Messi handed 21-month tax fraud sentence but is unlikely to serve time Continue reading......

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