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Sports Fairytale: Lionel Messi To Meet 5 Year Old Boy Pictured In A Plastic Bag Jersey Resembling His

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A five-year-old Afghan boy has become an Internet star after pictures went viral of him wearing an Argentina soccer jersey made out of a plastic bag, complete with his hero Lionel Messi’s name.

Murtaza Ahmadi has never met his idol and lives in a Taliban-controlled area of Afghanistan, but footage and photos of him wearing the improvised shirt, with Messi’s named scrawled in marker pen, went round the world.

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His touching photos seem to have struck a chord in the football circles, and fans across the world. Apparently football star, Lionel Messi has since been in communication with the Afghanistan Football Federation (AFF) to set up a meeting in which he is to gift the young boy, his biggest fan, a proper jersey.

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