Things get ‘Messi’ forIranian look-alike

Source: The Hitavada      Date: 09 May 2017 10:29:45


TEHRAN, 

IRANIAN student Reza Parastesh looks so much like his sporting hero Lionel Messi that it almost landed him in jail for disrupting public order this week.

So many people came out to take selfies with Parastesh in the western city of Hamedan over the weekend that police rushed him into a station and impounded his car to stop the chaos and clear traffic.

The resemblance is so uncanny that Eurosport UK reportedly used his photo by accident on Twitter recently when talking about the real Messi.

The furore begana few months ago when Parastesh’s football mad father pressured the 25-year old into posing in a number 10 Barcelonajerseyandsending the pictures to a sports website. “I sent them one night and by the morning they had called me and said I should come in quickly for an interview,” he told AFP. Despite his early reluctance, Parastesh soon grew in to his new role, cutting his hair like Messi and often donning the Barca jersey when he goes out