Messi sent signed jersey to the kid who was dressed with a plastic bag

Murtaza became famous because he made a jersey of Messi with a plastic bag

Messi sent signed jersey to the kid who was dressed with a plastic bag
Messi sent signed jersey to the kid who was dressed with a plastic bag

Murtaza became famous because he made a jersey of Messi with a plastic bag

Murtaza Unicef

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Murtaza is a 5-year-old Afghan boy who became famous for this image, where he is wearing Messi's jersey made with a stripped plastic bag, with the name and the number of the player written by hand.

After some days we knew that Messi had seen the image and was searching for him to give him a signed jersey. Once Murtaza was located, the Argentine sent him two jerseys: a Barça one and another one of the Argentine National Team, which Messi signed. UNICEF announced it with a tweet:

The kid is really thrilled: "I love Messi and in my jersey Messi says he loves me." In the same pack, Messi sent him a soccer ball so he can keep practising with his favorite sport.