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Policeman who photographed Lionel Messi’s passport sent to prison

The Emirati police officer who posted a photo of Lionel Messi’s passport online has been sentenced to a month in prison.

A Dubai court ruled that the sergeant had breached the Barcelona forward’s privacy by posting his intimate details on Snapchat after taking the snap while on duty at passport control.


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The photo went viral after Messi arrived in Dubai for the Global Soccer Awards.

The caption read: “This is Messi in Dubai… Now what to do? Burn the passport …or leave it there? Ok. I will leave it there.”

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Take a look at the offending photo below… wait a second, we’re not fooling for that.

No prison for us.


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