Child in Iraq wears Messi jersey made of plastic bag, star wants to help him

There’s no doubting that soccer fans are some of the most passionate in the world. When they root for a certain team or player, they do it to the fullest, especially children who idolize certain players.

Earlier this week, an image of an Iraqi child wearing a Lionel Messi jersey went viral.

It went viral because the jersey was made from a plastic bag.

Tremenda imagen. Un niño en Irak se las ingenia para jugar con la camiseta de su ídolo. The Beautiful Game. pic.twitter.com/O7iMtX1bhe

— Juez Central (@Juezcentral) January 16, 2016

This is certainly a sad, but beautiful image. The image has been shared thousands of times and Messi’s team is hoping to find the child to help him out in some way.

#Messi is looking for this boy who ever got any information share it you will reward too #RT TO help us find him pic.twitter.com/1bzDYpYRwL

— Ihtisham ul Haq (@iihtishamm) January 19, 2016

You can only hope that this story has a happy ending. Good luck on your journey to find him, Leo!

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