Friday, February 26, 2016 12:05 pm
Murtaza Ahmadi, the Afghan five year old whose photograph showing him wearing a Lionel Messi jersey made of plastic bag and a black marker, now proudly has the real thing.
Thanks to Messi, five time world footballer of the year.
The Argentine captain and Barcelona striker sent the boy autographed jerseys.
They were delivered to the boy at the headquarters of UNICEF in Afghanistan.
Messi himself is a Goodwill Ambassador of UNICEF .
The boy got Messi’s Argentine and Barcelona shirts.
Murtaza lives in the province of Ghazni, Afghanistan.
Recently a photograph of the boy went viral on social media. It showed him with an Argentine national team shirt made with a plastic bag with celestial poles and white, and with a fibrón. It had “Messi” and number 10 written on it.