Leo Messi gave his instagram followers a cryptic message on Tuesday morning, the day after it was revealed he may have to appear in court over tax evasion charges.
There was no indication it was to do with that topic, while some believe it could be part of a new advertising campaign.
The phrase he posted belongs to Game of Thrones character Tywin Lanister.
Messi's picture showed the phrase: "A lion doesn't concern himself with the opinions of a sheep."
Messi's family deny any guilt with regards to the tax evasion charges, which see them accused of witholding more than €4million from the Spanish government.