The boy is allegedly from Iraq
The hunt is one to find the boy behind one of the most iconic pictures of 2016.
A photo that was originally posted by the Turkish twitter account @ shows a boy who they claim to be Iraqi wearing a blue and white plastic bag with "Messi 10" drawn on the back of it.
FOTO | Irak'ta küçük bir çocuğun poşetten yaptığı Lionel Messi forması... pic.twitter.com/ZD5b5DUOq2— Fanatik (@fanatikcomtr) January 15, 2016
One of the most popular Lionel Messi fan accounts of Twitter claims to have been contacted by the Barcelona star in hope of finding the boy to give him a real jersey.
We got DM from Leo's team. They want to know who this kid is so that Leo can arrange something for him. RT & spread https://t.co/MylJyDOpsu— Leo Messi (@messi10stats) January 18, 2016