An Afghan child spotted wearing Messi’s soccer jersey made out of a plastic bag has created a worldwide stir.
Murtaza Ahmadi is a 5-year-old who’s a big fan of both Messi and soccer. According to his dad, Arif Ahmadi, “[he] wakes up in the middle of the night, he starts crying that he wants to go to Messi.”
Because they can’t afford to go to town to buy a jersey, his brother helped him make one out of a plastic bag. Resourcefulness for the win!
And, word on the street (or Messi’s fan club Twitter account), is that Messi is planning to surprise Murtaza!
Afghanistan Football Federation has confirmed that Messi will meet his 5 year old fan Murtaza at Camp Nou ❤️💙.. pic.twitter.com/HTNKlzxw3y
— Leo Messi (@messi10stats) February 1, 2016
In the meantime, Murtaza finally got a REAL Messi jersey.
5 year old Murtaza Ahmadi has finally got his real Messi Jersey ❤️💙.. pic.twitter.com/a8hx0ng4BN
— Leo Messi (@messi10stats) February 2, 2016
Read more about Messi’s biggest, littlest fan from CNN here.