Lionel Messi

Matias Messi, the older brother of Lionel Messi, has been sentenced to two and a half years in jail on Thursday, for the illegal possession of firearms.

The older Messi will however not spend any time in jail, as his sentence has been commuted to community service, reports Soccer Laduma.

Matias was found in possession of an unlicensed gun back in November 2017. The weapon was reportedly found inside a blood-stained boat that Matias allegedly crashed in the Parana River that flows through a few countries in South America.

Matias has had several encounters with the law over the years and was arrested in May when he reportedly threatened a civilian with a gun following a car accident.

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