Afghan 'Messi Boy' Forced To Flee Taliban

Credit: Wochit News
Published on December 8, 2018 - Duration: 00:46s

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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