Murtaza Ahmedi: 5-year-old Lionel Messi fan's family forced to leave Afghanistan after threat calls

Lionel Messi's 5-year-old fan Murtaza Ahmedi's family has been forced to move out of Afghanistan after receiving threat calls from Taliban.

Updated: May 04, 2016, 09:59 AM IST
Murtaza Ahmedi: 5-year-old Lionel Messi fan's family forced to leave Afghanistan after threat calls

New Delhi: Lionel Messi's 5-year-old fan Murtaza Ahmedi's family has been forced to move out of Afghanistan after receiving threat calls from Taliban.

Ahmedi became an internet sensation after he was pictured wearing a plastic bag as an improvised Messi jersey.

The boy's father, Mohammad Arif Ahmadi, said the family had now moved to Pakistan because of threatening phone calls.

"We had to leave afghan because my family was threatened regularly. We used to receive threat calls and threat letters," he said.

Here is a video shared by Storyful News about Ahmedi: