Soccer Star Messi Will Be Meeting The Boy Whose Plastic Jersey Went Viral!

Image: STR VIA GETTY IMAGES

Image: STR VIA GETTY IMAGES

Soccer star Lionel Messi who plays for Spanish club Barcelona and the Argentina national team is said to be meeting with an Afghan boy who just recently won over the internet with his viral pictures. Little 5-year-old Murtaza comes from a poor family in the Jaghori district from Afghanistan.

He’s clearly Messi’s #1 fan! He was photographed with a improvised plastic bag that beared the name and number of his soccer hero. The photo of his devoutness proved to be an instant sensation on the internet.

Image: STR VIA GETTY IMAGES

Image: STR VIA GETTY IMAGES

Unable to buy him a costly Messi shirt, Murtaza’s brother improvised and used a plastic bag of white and blue colors resembling the Argentinian national team, he then drew the words “Messi” and the number 10.

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Video: Radio Free Europe/Radio Liberty