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.

The Afghan football federation promised to arrange a meeting for them. An Afghan federation spokesman, Sayed Ali Kazemi, said they hope Messi can come to Afghanistan to visit the boy, otherwise they will arrange to send him to Barcelona.

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