Lionel Messi has one of the largest football fanbases in the world. After all, the 29-year-old has already won the Ballon d'Or award five times. This means that Messi has been considered as the best football player in the world five times. In comparison, Ronaldo has only won the Ballon d'Or four times.
Thus, it's not surprising that even a six-year-old boy from Afghanistan is one of his biggest fans in the world. And now, this kid finally gets the chance to meet his hero. Read on!
Specifically, Ahmadi's plastic bag had Lionel Messi's name on it. Aside from this, the number 10 was written.
It was believed that he and his family had to leave for Pakistan in May because of the conflict in Afghanistan.
He admired Messi so much that he asked his mom several times to get him a Lionel Messi shirt. Of course, his mom didn't have the money to grant his wish.
This is how the kid thought of using a plastic bag.
Sadly, it seemed like there was no chance for him to actually see Messi face to face.
And if you're a huge football fan, you would know that a shirt signed by Messi costs a lot of money.
The boy was sent to Doha in Qatar to meet his football hero.
The football superstar saw Murtaza Ahmadi waiting for him while wearing a Barcelona shirt.
The organizing committee knew that people have always wanted the six-year-old kid to meet his hero.
They will be playing against Al-Ahli Dubai FC. This team is noted as one of the best football teams in the United Arab Emirates.
The kid had Laurin-Sandrow syndrome and he had to have his legs amputated. To make him feel happy, Messi decided to play football with him.
Moreover, let us hope that Murtaza Ahmadi's family gets out of poverty soon.