A Sweet Story

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Courtesy of BBC:

The mystery about the identity of the boy in the homemade football shirt that enchanted the internet appears to have been solved.

BBC Trending has been told that the child who has become known as “Messi’s biggest fan” is actually five-year-old Murtaza Ahmadi from a rural area in Afghanistan. This would appear to contradict reports that the boy is an Iraqi Kurd.

The online quest to find the unknown boy was sparked by a single photo of the back of a child wearing a Lionel Messi shirt made from a plastic bag. The photo went viral as did claims that the boy was an Iraqi Kurd and that the Barcelona football star wanted to find his young fan to give him a proper shirt.

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3 Responses to A Sweet Story

  1. 40Watt says:

    What a lovely story to wake up to. Go wee Messi!

  2. lindak1961 says:

    Aww….What a nice break from American politics. i agree with 40Watt – go wee Messi!

  3. irishgirl999 says:

    I love it. He is so proud of his football shirt. It is actually Argentinian. Messi plays for them too. I just think it was an ingenious idea to use the plastic bag. And he is so cute!

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