The story of young Afghan Murtaza Ahmadi – the boy who wore his very own handmade Argentina Number 10 jersey with Messi on the back rightly went viral online.
But who would have thought he’d get the chance to meet his hero?
Luckily, Barcelona made that a reality ahead of their friendly clash with Al-Ahli in Qatar.
Ahmadi was invited to meet Messi before the teams kicked off and he walked out with the Barca legend as mascot for the game.
As you can see from the video above, Ahmadi was simply having the time of his life and didn’t want to leave Messi and his team-mates.
Simply, one of the great footballing stories.
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