Afghan ‘plastic-bag’ Messi fan comes to Pakistan

Islamabad, May 2 : Five-year-old Murtaza Ahmedi, who got worldwide fame after pictures of him wearing a Messi shirt made out of a striped plastic bag went viral on internet, is living in Hazara Town on the outskirts of Quetta in Pakistan with his father.

The father-son duo, who can only speak Persian, claim that they left Afghanistan for Quetta in search of a better livelihood, reports Geo.

Dressed in a shirt signed by the football sensation Lionel Messi himself, little Ahmedi said: “I am a left-footed football exactly like Messi”.

His father supports his dreams. “I want my child to get all the opportunities that Messi did. I want him to become a football star someday.”

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