An Iranian student who looks remarkably like Barcelona's Lionel Messi had to be taken to a nearby police station at the weekend after causing chaos in the city of Hamaden.
The BBC report that
A Lionel Messi look alike is out on the streets of Tehran, Iran.— Int Football Maniacs (@IFManiacs) 8 May 2017
It’s not really him… pic.twitter.com/4bqt8kf9LI
He told AFP: "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.
"I'm really happy that seeing me makes them happy and this happiness gives me a lot of energy."