The Little Afghan Boy Who Wore a Plastic Bag Messi Jersey Finally Got A Real One
Lifestyle| | By Margo Gothelf
Back in January a photo went viral after a small boy was seen wearing a blue and white striped plastic bag with “Messi” and “10” written on it with permanent marker, the name and number of arguably the best soccer player in the world, Lionel Messi. The photo sparked a search around the world in hopes to find the boy and give him a proper jersey. Due to the story hitting airwaves the world over, the player himself even found out about the picture and wanted to set up a meeting between the 5-year-old super fan, later identified as Murtaza Ahmadi.
While Ahmadi has yet to meet his hero, it looks like the first part of his present has arrived. UNICEF and Messi sent a signed jersey to the boy early Thursday morning.
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