Tue May 2, 2017 2:29AM
The Iranian Messi
The Iranian Messi
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An Iranian doppelganger of FC Barcelona football legend Lionel Messi has provoked a local craze with his spot-on resemblance to the famous footballer.

Reza Parastesh has prompted queues for photographs and autographs on the streets of Tehran. Parastesh has had a taste of what it's like to be a global football superstar, sporting identical hairstyle and beard, roaming the streets in his double's shirt, causing people of all ages to approach him.