30 Jan '16, 2pm

Afghan boy in plastic Messi jersey becomes internet star

Afghan boy in plastic Messi jersey becomes internet star

JAGHORI, Afghanistan: A five-year-old Afghan boy living in an insurgency-prone area has become an online sensation after pictures of him dressed in an improvised Lionel Messi jersey -- made out of a plastic bag -- went viral. Murtaza Ahmadi idolises the Argentine soccer star but a jersey of his favourite player is beyond the means of his poor family in rural Ghazni province southwest of Kabul. His elder brother Homayoun, 15, made him the plastic shirt with Messi's named scrawled in marker pen and posted the photos of Murtaza wearing it on Facebook two weeks ago. "Our neighbour had thrown away grocery bags and Murtaza brought me one to make a Messi jersey," Homayoun, a high school student and himself a FC Barcelona fan, told AFP. After the photos made waves on social media there were claims on Twitter that Messi himself wanted to find his young fan and gift him a proper jer...

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