Five year old Murtaza Ahmadi gained the attention of the world after his picture went viral on social media wearing a plastic bag that looks like Argentina shirt with 'Messi' scrawled on the back began trending on social media last month.


Unicef revealed the young Afghan boy now has a real Argentina shirt and a football signed by Lionel Messi along with a personal message for the youngster, with the charity showing a picture of Murtaza proudly wearing the kit on their social media page.

"Murtaza has the real thing now," the organisation tweeted. "Leo Messi helped make his dream come true & gave him signed jerseys & a football."

"I love Messi and my shirt says Messi loves me," he said.

Following an erroneous claim from a Twitter user that he was from a district in Iraq, Murtaza's identity was eventually revealed after his father Arif explained the origins of his plastic bag jersey.

"I told him that we were living in a poor village far from the city and it was impossible for me to get him the shirt," he told CNN.

"He kept crying for days asking for the shirt until his brother Hamayon helped him make one from the plastic bag to make him happy.

"He stopped crying after wearing that plastic bag shirt." your social media marketing partner