Boy who wore Messi jersey made out of plastic bag has been located
ABS-CBN Sports on Jan 28, 2016 04:35 PM
"He kept crying for days asking for the shirt until his brother Hamayon helped him make one from the plastic bag to make him happy." --- Arif Ahmadi, the father of young Murtaza who is a huge Leo Messis fan. (photos courtesy of Arif and Hamayon Ahmadi)
This is going to make the rest of your week and month better.
Earlier this month, a photo has been making rounds on Facebook about a young boy wearing a Leo Messi jersey.
Nothing unusual right? But the jersey is made out of a blue and white plastic bag with "MESSI 10" written on it in blue marker.
After rumors of the boy was from Iraq spread like wildfire, many netizens wanted to track down the young lad to at least maybe send him a real jersey.
Fortunately, the mystery kid has been located.
In a report by Hilary Whiteman of CNN, turns out the five-year-old boy, whose name is Murtaza Ahmadi, is from Afghanistan.
Obviously, he loves football and he loves the best player in the world, Lionel Messi.
CNN reported that it was his brother Hamayon that helped Murtaza make the jersey.
"I told him that we were living in a poor village far from the city and it was impossible for me to get him the shirt," Arif Ahmadi, Murtaza's father said per CNN. "He kept crying for days asking for the shirt until his brother Hamayon helped him make one from the plastic bag to make him happy. He stopped crying after wearing that plastic bag shirt."
Things are starting to look up for young Murtaza as the Leo Messi fan account on Twitter said that they got a direct message from the five-time Ballon d'Or awardee's team.
We got DM from Leo's team. They want to know who this kid is so that Leo can arrange something for him. RT & spread https://t.co/MylJyDOpsu— Leo Messi (@messi10stats) January 18, 2016
Looks like our die-hard fan is about to get all the jerseys he wants.
The internet wins this one.