This is too sweet for words.
Yesterday we reported that Murtaza Ahmadi, the little Afghan boy who went viral for wearing a homemade Lionel Messi jersey, finally got to meet his idol.
— Road to 2022 (@roadto2022) December 13, 2016
The two met in Doha, where Messi is playing with Barcelona in a friendly.
It turns out Murtaza is a determined little dude and, once he met his hero, he really didn’t want to let go.
He just wanted to hug him.
— Road to 2022 (@roadto2022) December 14, 2016
Eventually a match official had to lift him from the pitch so they match could get underway - check out his cheeky little grin.
Here’s that Afghan kid who wore a Messi jersey made from a plastic bag pic.twitter.com/3GqMBvLSEr— Anup Kaphle (@AnupKaphle) December 14, 2016
Looks like Murtaza was a hit with the whole team, not just Messi.