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    Things get Messi for Iranian lookalike

    Things get Messi for Iranian lookalike




    Ali Noorani

    AFPMay 8, 2017, 4:40 AM




























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    Reza Parastesh has become a sensation in Iran for his resemblance to Barcelona and Argentina striker Lionel Messi (AFP Photo/ATTA KENARE)
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    Tehran (AFP) - 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 began a few months ago when Parastesh's football-mad father pressured the 25-year-old into posing in a number 10 Barcelona jersey and sending 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 into his new role, cutting his hair like Messi and often donning the Barca jersey when he goes out.
    It has paid off -- he is fully booked with media interviews and has even landed modelling contracts.
    "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," he said.
    Iranians are obsessed with football, and Parastesh finds himself constantly besieged by fans looking for a selfie.
    "I'm really happy that seeing me makes them happy and this happiness gives me a lot of energy," he added.
    Parastesh loves football but has never played professionally, though he is working on some tricks so he can better play the role.
    He remembers very well the last game between Iran and Argentina during World Cup 2014, when Messi's 91st-minute goal robbed the Islamic republic of a place in the last 16.
    Reza's dad was furious.
    "After the game, my dad called me and said don't come back home tonight... why did you score a goal against Iran? I said: But that wasn't me!" Parastesh said, laughing.
    His goal now is to meet his hero in Barcelona, and maybe even land a job as his understudy.
    "Being the best player in footballing history, he definitely has more work than he can handle. I could be his representative when he is too busy," he said.










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    Why I love Die Mannschaft, RESPECT btw he KIND of looks like Messi

    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. Well he can take it to the bank, i bet he is the same height and stature as Messi-I think the dude is like 6'6, little genius.


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    yeah I posted this here already . Honestly he is kinda insane.. it's been for a while that this guys cut his hair, grow beard and don like Messi and walk around and take selfies and pictures , why ? At least try to make some money out of this ..I heard his interview on Radio varzesh. he said this has been his father's idea and he sounded like a nice and polite guy as well

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    Quote Originally Posted by Real Madrid View Post
    At least try to make some money out of this[/SIZE]
    Well, in the article they claim he's gotten modelling contracts!

    I wonder why the Ronaldo lookalike hasn't come out in the international media as well. He too needs to get arrested by the police!

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    I'd be interested to give this guy a ball and see what he can do with it, or if anything take him with TM to various training camps. Players can look at Messi whenever they get tired, bored, arrogant... Take the Ronaldo one too so the players can talk about hair gel and grooming products.



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    UK's big satirical programme "Have I got news for you" just spent a five minute segment on this guy. The pundits could not believe it wasn't Messi pretending to be his own lookalike, lol!

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    Now we have a shahid Hojaji look alike:
    https://www.instagram.com/p/BZjIiSqnOPK/

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    People maybe think he is the real Messi. LOLL!


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    Messi taking picture of Messi

    Quote Originally Posted by Real Madrid View Post
    Who is Ali Damagh ?

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    ^^ Did he finally get to meet this dude, or didn't he?

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    میگن آخر بازی مسی رفته پیرهنشو داده به رضا پرستش و ***گفته:










    داداش به مولا فهمیدیم شبیه منی، فقط دست از سر کچل ما بردار ریدم تو ریشت

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    Quote Originally Posted by siavash_8 View Post
    میگن آخر بازی مسی رفته پیرهنشو داده به رضا پرستش و ***گفته:










    داداش به مولا فهمیدیم شبیه منی، فقط دست از سر کچل ما بردار ریدم تو ریشت
    You know what's so funny ? Messi didnt even bother to take a photo with this guy. He waited for messi to leave the stadium and he almost jumped on front of his car and waved but messi left him in the dust .

    https://www.instagram.com/p/Bayg9vAnQ3j/

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    خوب آقایون این چه اشکالی داره که طرف شبیه مسی است و رفته او را ببیند.این چرا به قبای ***ایرانی بودنمون باید بر بخوره.شما***ها هم اگر شبیه آلن دلون و الویس پریسلی و این و آن*** بودید همین کار را میکردید.این یک جوان است و جویای نام.به نظر من کارش خیلی*** قشنگ بود.مشگل از اون مسی است که نیامد دل*** این پسر رو خوش کنه.بروید یک نگاه به مردم اسپانیا بکنید که چقدر با این جوان عکس گرفتند برای اینکه دل*** این بشر را راضی*** کنند.این چه حقارتی دارد،چه بدی دارد؟بله اگر طرف با ۵۰ سال سنّ این کار را میکرد می***گفتیم آقا خجالت بکش،این جوان است و جویای نام.

    این هم می***خواد پولدار شود عکسش تو روزنامه***ها رود،شاید هم آرزوش این بود با مسی عکس بندازه

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