Afghan boy with homemade Messi jersey scores a real one

A 5-year-old Afghan boy made international headlines after photos of him wearing a Lionel Messi shirt made from a plastic bag went viral.

As of today, Murtaza Ahmadi can proudly show off the new signed jerseys and a football he received from UNICEF Goodwill Ambassador Leo Messi.

Murtaza's photo went viral after he was pictured wearing an Argentine National Team soccer jersey made from a plastic bag with ‘Messi’ and the number ’10’ penned on the back. "I love Messi and my shirt says Messi loves me," said five-year old Murtaza.

This year UNICEF is appealing for $2.8 billion to reach 43 million children trapped in emergencies worldwide.

 

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