Recently after scoring his 500th goal for Barcelona once again, the media was fueled with the debates as to just who is the greatest footballer of all time? Pele, Maradona, Zidane, Maldini or Messi? For someone who's still playing, even being a part of the debate is a huge honor but normality isn't something Messi strives for or does he? Leo Messi has been time and time again labelled as the greatest of all time surpassing even the likes of Pele and Maradona.
But let's not get into that debate just now. Let's focus on just how great is Leo Messi actually? 500 goals may sound impressive, a movie - good enough but just imagine that how great you have to be so that your lookalike gets arrested for causing congestion in the middle of the street!
Yes, that actually happened. A Lionel Messi lookalike in Iran got arrested because people mistook him for Messi and rushed towards him for clicking a picture. Scroll down to know more.
Reza is just another ordinary Iranian citizen barring one striking detail i.e. he looks exactly like Lionel Messi.
Whenever he walks in the street, welcomes a barrage of people pleading with him for a selfie. We cannot blame them, can we? With the striking resemblance he shares with the Argentine, even we wouldn't mind clicking a picture with him.
It seems his fame is going up by the day! Reza these days is loaded with media interviews and modelling contracts of the companies who want to make Messi as their face. Quite economical considering you get exactly Messi's lookalike at 100th of the price.
A few days ago, he decided to take a stroll around his hometown Hamedan to see the reactions of the people. Soon things got out of hand as people rushed towards him to clicked a picture.
Even Reza didn't realize just how much his little prank could cost him. Because of the sheer amount of people who were willing to click a picture with him and the congestion it resulted in, police decided to take matters into their own hands and impound Reza's car and took him into custody.
Police after realizing the reason for the congestion declared Reza innocent and set him free, much to the delight of all his local fans.