Messi to meet five-year-old Afghan fan in plastic jersey

London, Feb. 02 (ANI): A five-year-old Afghan boy, who became an internet sensation by wearing a homemade plastic Lionel Messi jersey, is likely to get a chance to meet his Barcelona soccer hero.

Sayed Ali Kazemi, the Afghanistan Football Federation spokesman, said that they were hoping Messi could come to Afghanistan to visit the boy or else they would make arrangements to send him to Spain, where the Argentine international plays with La Liga club Barcelona, the Guardian reported.

Murtaza Ahmadi shot to internet fame after photographs of him playing soccer near his home while wearing the blue-and-white striped plastic bag with Messi’s name scribbled on its back went viral last month. (ANI)

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