'Messi Boy' Viral Story Takes A Sad Turn As Family Flees Afghanistan
Murtaza Ahmadi, the Afghan boy famous for his Lionel Messi jersey made from a plastic bag, escaped his home country after his family was threatened.By Matt Moreno | May 3, 2016
The Afghan boy whose love for soccer phenom Lionel Messi went viral earlier this year had to flee the country.
Murtaza Ahmadi's story was heard around the world after someone snapped a picture of him wearing a makeshift Messi jersey made out of a plastic bag.
But after receiving a real, signed jersey from the international soccer star himself, Murtaza's family says life has been miserable, and they've been forced to move.