MESSI HAS RUINED OUR LIVES, CRIES AFGHAN BOY’S MUM

MESSI HAS RUINED OUR LIVES, CRIES AFGHAN BOY’S MUM

The little boy who became famous after he was photographed in a plastic bag ‘shirt’ with Messi’s name on it has had his family’s life endangered.

The photograph immediately went viral and 7-year-old was immediately invited to meet his childhood idol and was handed two Barca shirts and an autographed football.

The picture that gave the boy global fame

But according to Spanish publication, Tribuna, the fame and recognition played a bad joke in Murtaza’s life – when the Taliban invaded his home district they came knocking and the family had to flee.

Here’s what Murtaza’s mother, Shafiqa told CNN:

“From the day Murtaza became famous, life became difficult for our family.

“Not only the Taliban, but some other groups also started thinking that Messi might have given him a lot of money.

“We stopped sending him to school, and we were being threatened all the time.’

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The family moved to the capital city Kabul, bemoaning the day Murtaza met his idol:

“It would have been better if Murtaza hadn’t gained fame,” said Shafiqa

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