Man detained by Police because he looks too much like Messi

An Iranian student, Reza Parastesh, who looks too much like football star Lionnel Messi, was taken to police station to reduce on the so many people who had crowded in the city of Hamaden to at least take a picture with him to stop the chaos.

The fuss started a few months ago when the Messi lookalike’s dad made him pose in a number 10 Barcelona shirt. He started cutting his hair and grooming his beard like the Argentina forward.

“Now people really see me as the Iranian Messi and want me to mimic everything he does. When I show up somewhere, people are really shocked.”

Parastesh is fully booked with media interviews and has even landed modelling contracts and has started working on some football tricks so he can play the role better.

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Written by Kalema Lawrence

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