Monday February 1st, 2016

A young fan of Lionel Messi, who was recently pictured playing soccer in a makeshift Messi jersey made from a plastic bag, will have the chance to meet his hero.

Five-year-old Afghan boy Murtaza Ahmadi will soon get to see Messi in person, the Afghan Football Federation confirmed to Al Jazeera, adding another chapter to the story involving the viral photo.

“I love Messi and football. I will meet him one day,” Ahmadi said. “I want to become like [Messi].”

Murtaza rose to internet fame when his brother, Homayoun, took some photos of him wearing his plastic bag jersey last month.

This is just one example of Messi relating to his younger fans.

– Kenny Ducey

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