"We have just known through the media about the claim filed by the Spanish tax authorities. We are surprised about those news, because we have never committed any infringement. We have always fulfilled all our tax obligations, following the advices of our Tax Consultants who will take care of clarifying this situation."
-- A post on Lionel Messi's Facebook page after Messi and his father were accused of more than $5 million in tax fraud. (Facebook)