Afghan boy who wore makeshift Messi shirt flees home

Credit: The News Articles- Published on December 7, 2018
An Afghan boy who went viral over his love of the Argentinian footballer Lionel Messi has needed to flee his house after being hunted by means of the Taliban. Murtaza Ahmadi, now elderly 7, used to be pictured dressed in a selfmade Messi blouse that his brother formed out of a blue and white plastic …

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Published on December 8, 2018 -  00:46
Afghan 'Messi Boy' Forced To Flee Taliban
Reuters reports that the family of an Afghan boy who gained brief Internet fame after being , has been forced to flee his home after a Taliban attack. Murtaza Ahmadi, now aged 7, was photographed in a shirt improvised from a plastic bag in the colors of his hero, Argentine soccer idol Lionel Messi. He grabbed world headlines two years ago when his brother made him the shirt out of a blue and white plastic bag. Messi’s name and number 10 playing number were on shirt.

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