The Afghan child who became an online strike after wearing a homemade shirt temperament Lionel Messi’s famous series 10 has finally perceived a genuine thing – from a Argentine footballer himself.
BBC Trending helped to locate a child famous as “Messi’s biggest fan”, five-year-old Murtaza Ahmadi, who comes from a Jaghori District, in a eastern Ghazni range of Afghanistan.
Messi’s government group reliable on Thursday that Murtaza was sent a sealed Argentina shirt and football from a Barcelona forward, who has been crowned a world’s best actor 5 times.
“I adore Messi and my shirt says Messi loves me,” Murtaza pronounced – already perfecting his possess idea celebration.
The online hunt for a child was sparked by a singular print that went viral, display him wearing a homemade shirt done from a striped blue cosmetic bag, imitating a famous Argentina strip.
Claims primarily followed that a child was an Iraqi Kurd and that a Barcelona star wanted to find a immature fan to give him a correct shirt.
But a source of a online rumours claiming that a design was taken in Dohuk, Iraq, after admitted creation it up.
Murtaza was finally identified as a child in a design after his uncle, Azim Ahmadi, an Afghan vital in Australia, put BBC Trending in hold with his brother, Arif – a immature clinging Messi fan’s father.
The Ghazni rancher reliable his son was a child who prisoner people’s imaginations worldwide and combined that Murtaza was “extremely happy”.
Messi is a goodwill envoy for a United Nations Children’s Emergency Fund (Unicef) and a group helped to get a shirt to a boy, posting a design of Murtaza on a Facebook page.
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Messi also sent some additional shirts, that might now be snapped adult by Murtaza’s family, including his oldest hermit Hamayon, who published a strange cinema on Facebook, that afterwards went viral.
It’s not transparent what’s happened to a cosmetic bag, that might now have been retired.
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