The hunt is on to find a boy with an improvised Lionel Messi jersey

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 @fanatikcomtr 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.

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.