An Iranian student had to be taken to the police station at the weekend because of his uncanny resemblance with Barcelona forward, Lionel Messi.

So many people in the city of Hamaden wanted a picture with Reza Parastesh that police had to impound his car and take him to the station in a bid to stop the chaos.

Iranian Messi and Argentina Messi

The fuss started a few months ago when the Messi lookalike’s dad made him pose in a number 10 Barcelona shirt.

The 25-year-old soon started cutting his hair and grooming his beard like the footballer thereby causing people in his hometown of Hameden, Iran to constantly ask him for photos.

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.

Now, Parastesh is fully booked with media interviews and has even landed modelling contracts.

He also says that he is working on some football tricks so he can play the role better.

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