Dreams do come true: Messi gifts autographed jerseys to Afghan boy pictured wearing plastic bag

AFP

A picture can tell 1000 words. The image if little Murtaza touched a chord with football fans around the world, and earned him the sobriquet "little Messi" on social media. And now he has not one, but two jerseys signed by Messi himself. AFP

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"Little Messi" wasted no time in testing out his left foot in his Messi jersey. AFP

AFP

Purchasing a Messi jersey was beyond the means of Murtaza's poor family, members of the persecuted ethnic Hazara minority living in volatile Ghazni, near Kabul. AFP

AFP

And to think he was playing in this plastic bag-cum-jersey a few days back. Social media is so brilliant some times. AFP

AFP

"Murtaza couldn't stop smiling. He kept repeating: I love Messi," UNICEF Afghanistan spokesman Denise Shepherd-Johnson told AFP. Image: AFP


Published Date: Feb 25, 2016 10:23 pm | Updated Date: Feb 26, 2016 09:10 am

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