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Earlier this week, a young boy from the remote region of southern Afghanistan became a viral sensation after footage of him playing soccer wearing a plastic bag doctored to look like a Lionel Messi jersey made the rounds online.
Here’s a tweet of pics featuring the boy and his jersey:
The little Afghan kid will meet Messi and get a true Lionel Messi shirt soon!
Amazing news ❤️ pic.twitter.com/kPZyU4iMJP
— infosmessi (@infosmessi) January 31, 2016
The boy’s presence didn’t escape the attention of Messi himself, who has apparently contacted five-year-old Murtaza Ahmadi to arrange a meeting with him and his family.
But rather than meet Murtaza and his family at a safer, more familiar location (like Barcelona), Messi will actually be making the trip to the boy’s hometown in the Ghanzi region. No word on when it will take place, but a date has reportedly been set.
Hat Tip – [ESPN]