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Afghan boy in Messi plastic bag shirt becomes Internet star

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Afghan kid Murtaza Ahmadi, who wears a plastic bag instead of a sport shirt becomes internet star.

Image via AFP
Image via AFP

His father could not afford to buy him a replica jersey similar to football star Leo Messi’s jersey. But his brother Hamayon helped him make one from the plastic bag to make him happy in a remote village in the province some 125 kilometer south of Afghan capital. The family, who live in a remote rural area, only learnt about Murtaza’s newfound fame from relatives when Murtaza’s father’s visited the Afghan capital Kabul.

Image via AFP
Image via AFP

Lionel Messi is looking to meet Murtaza Ahmadi, the five-year-old boy whose photo spread across the Internet