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Messi faces tax red card

by in Europe.
Messi of Argentina argues during a 2014 World Cup qualifying soccer match against Colombia in Buenos Aires
Lionel Messi of Argentina during a 2014 World Cup qualifier on June 7, 2013. Photo: Reuters

He might be able to dribble away at will from opponents’ on the soccer field but Lionel (Leo) Messi may find Spain’s tax authorities to be doughtier adversaries.

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Bolt sprints free of U.K. taxes

by in Europe.
Jamaican sprinter Usain Bolt
Tax-free gold: Photo Credit: Getty Images/Alexander Hassenstein

Her Majesty’s Revenue and Customs – the U.K. taxman to you and me – says that paying tax isn’t voluntary. The U.K. finance minister says, oh yes it is. Or at least it is if you are a sporting superstar. 

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