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Messi Meets Young Afghan Boy Who Wore ‘Bag Shirt’ While In Doha For Barca Friendly

The five-year-old cute Afghan boy who went viral on social media after wearing a plastic bag with Messi written on its back has finally met his hero.

ahmadiEarlier, at the beginning of this year Ahmadi won a million hearts across the globe after he was snapped standing on the snow with a . He looked frozen but nothing could break his undaunted passion for the game as he wore a shirt made of plastic and with the name ‘Messi’ and the number 10 drawn on its back.

ahmadi-messi superstar Lionel was touched after seeing the pictures and he sent a signed shirt to the young kid earlier this year. And now the man with a golden heart has taken a step further as met his biggest fan.

Barcelona are due to play a friendly against Al Ahli in Doha and the pair came face to face when Luis Enriqu’s side walking through a corridor. Young Ahmadi waved at Messi to catch his attention and the Barcelona legend posed for a picture with the youngster.

Qatar’s World Cup organising committee tweeted: “The image the world wanted to see the six-year old boy who dreamed of meeting his hero, #Messi, finally comes true.”

The young Afghan refugee was also allowed to walk onto the pitch with his idol.

Ahmadi joined the Barcelona players for a team photograph and placed the ball on the centre spot before kick-off.

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