Afghan ‘Messi boy’ forced to flee home

Murtaza Ahmadi, 7, an Afghan Lionel Messi fan, plays football outside his house in Kabul, Afghanistan December 8, 2018. REUTERS/Mohammad Ismail

KABUL (Reuters) – The family of an Afghan boy who gained brief Internet fame after being photographed in a shirt improvised from a plastic bag in the colors of his hero, Argentine soccer idol Lionel Messi, has been forced to flee his home after a Taliban attack. Murtaza Ahmadi, now aged 7, grabbed world headlines […]

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