See The Lionel Messi Lookalike That Was Arrested In Iran [photos]

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Meet the Iranian student, Reza Parastesh who caused nationwide chaos because he loos like Barcelona star, Lionel Messi.

So many people in the city of Hamaden wanted a picture with Reza Parastesh, that was why police took him to the station and impounded his car to stop the chaos.

The controversy began a few months ago when the Messi look alike dad made him pose in a number 10 Barcelona shirt.

The 25-year-old Lionel Messi lookalike soon started cutting his hair and grooming his beard like the Argentina forward.

“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 told AFP.

“I’m really happy that seeing me makes them happy and this happiness gives me a lot of energy.”

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.

Few days ago he claimed he received an invitation from Original Lionel Messi. On his way to Barcelona to meet his hero.