VIDEO: Afghan ‘plastic bag’ lad refuses to leave the pitch after meeting Lionel Messi

The young lad joined Messi and the Barcelona team on the pitch as the team’s mascot before an exhibition game between the Catalan giants and Qatar

LAST UPDATED: 16 Dec, 2016 @ 11:41
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BARCELONA star Lionel Messi has made a six-year-old Afghan boy’s dreams come true.

The young lad joined Messi and the Barcelona team on the pitch as the team’s mascot before an exhibition game between the Catalan giants and Qatar side Al Ahli.

So keen to join in, budding footballer Murtaza Ahmadi followed Messi on to the pitch for kick off, crashed the team photo and coin toss and had to be carried off the pitch by the referee so that the game could get underway.

A picture of Murtaza wearing a blue and white plastic bag with ‘Messi 10’ written on the back went viral in January.

 

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