Kid who wore plastic bag Lionel Messi jersey now has real, signed version

This photograph was provided by the family of Afghan boy and Lionel Messi fan Murtaza Ahmadi, 5, with his plastic bag jersey in Jaghori district of Ghazni province.

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A 5-year-old who went viral after being pictured wearing a Lionel Messi shirt made out of a plastic bag has finally received the real thing.

Football supporters from all over the world shared the picture of the little boy in an attempt to find his whereabouts. 

Now Messi is planning on flying out to see Murtaza in his home country of Afghanistan after he was located in January.

But in the meantime, UNICEF revealed that Murtaza can now ditch his plastic bag for the real deal.

Heartwarming!