“I love Messi and my shirt says Messi loves me,” says Murtaza Ahmadi, the 5-year-old little Afghan boy. He wore a plastic Messi Jersey and became the Internet’s sensation! Now he has the real Jersey from Messi himself!
Little Murtaza Ahmadi lives in a small Afghanistan town named Jaghori in the Ghazni province. Mohammad Arif Ahmadi, the father said,
HE ASKED ME TO BUY HIM A MESSI JERSEY BUT I AM A FARMER AND COULD NOT AFFORD IT. HE KEPT CRYING FOR DAYS ASKING FOR THE SHIRT UNTIL HIS BROTHER HAMAYON HELPED HIM MAKE ONE FROM THE PLASTIC BAG TO MAKE HIM HAPPY.
His brother Humayon made Murtaza a homemade Messi Jersey with a plastic bag, with Messi’s name and the number 10 written on with a marker pen.
And guess WHAT!? Murtaza Ahmadi has now got the real thing! A real Messi Jersey that was a part of a package from Messi who’s a UNICEF goodwill ambassador.
— United Nations News (@UNolizer) February 25, 2016
And he also got a brand new Soccer Ball! 😀
UNICEF has confirmed that Messi’s team sent a package all the way to Jaghori District in Afghanistan pic.twitter.com/Wb6RKSRZcP
— Barça❤ (@fcb_OneTouch) February 25, 2016
The little Afghan boy’s dream has come true all thanks to the soccer star and the United Nations Children Fund (UNICEF). Murtaza Ahmadi insists on being called as Messi and told CNN,
The whole world knows me know.
Yes Murtaza, the entire world knows you and you have given us new hope. Hope to strive and believe that dreams do come true. Much love!
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