A 30sec Read: Why Iranian Police Sent Messi Behind The Bars...

Sabari Jagannathan  |  30 Seconds Read  |  6 Months Ago

Messi caused havoc in Wembley in a spectacular show that helped the Catalans cruise to a 4-2 victory against Spurs. While the troubles caused by Messi to defenders are well known, Iran faced a problem of different sorts.

A Messi look alike from Iran has been famous in the social media network for the last few months. While we will chew our hands off for a chance for a selfie with the “GOAT”, Iranians are rushing to Paratesh’s house to have their moment with their “Messi”. The commotion was so much that the Iranian police had to take him into custody for a while to restore public order. 

Reza Parastesh is an Iranian student who looks just like Messi and is filled with requests for selfie and interviews. Reza’s ultimate aim is to meet his idol but until then all he has to do is to just look at the mirror and act the part.


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