The World Is Looking For This Displaced Messi Fan
Picture of youngster said to have been taken in Duhok
Social media websites have taken on a mission to find a young Messi fan, reportedly photographed at an IDP camp in Duhok. The child is wearing a repurposed plastic grocery bag in the picture, the sky blue and white stripes accessorised with “MESSI 10” written in marker.
The ingenious fashion choice was first displayed on the Twitter feed of a Turkish football website on Friday, and now has the international press clamouring to find the youngster.
By Monday a Messi fan account, with more than 700,000 followers, claimed to have been in touch with the Barcelona striker’s representatives, who say they are keen to “arrange something” for the mystery lad.
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