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Iranian Messi escapes jail

An Iranian student has been arrested for looking too much like Lionel Messi. Reza Parastesh, was almost thrown in jail for disrupting public order in the Iranian western city of Hamedan.

It is reported that alot of persons came down from their cars to take selfies with him and the police had to impound his car to clear traffic. Eurosport UK had reportedly used his picture on Twitter by accident for the real Messi due to the astonishing resemblance.


Reza 25, had his hair cut to look like the Argentine forward and often wears the Barcelona jersey. He has gained for himself modeling contracts and lots of interviews from media houses.

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    Iranian Messi escapes jail

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