The five-year-old Afghan boy who captured hearts all over the world in his Lionel Messi ‘bag shirt’ has finally met his hero. Young Murtaza Ahmadi was an online sensation in January when a picture of him wearing a plastic bag with ‘Messi’ scrawled on the back was circualted.
The Barcelona superstar sent a signed Argentina shirt to the child earlier this year, but has now gone a step further and met his biggest fan.
While in Doha for a money-spinning friendly with Barca against Al Ahli, Messi posed for a picture with the youngster.
“The image the world wanted to see,” tweeted Qatar’s World Cup organising committee. “The six-year-old boy who dreamed of meeting his hero, #Messi, finally comes true.”
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