Lionel Messi's lookalike in Iran, Reza Parastesh causes nationwide chaos

Lionel Messi's lookalike in Iran, Reza Parastesh causes nationwide chaos

- A student had to be arrested by police for causing chaos due to his stunning looks

- Reza Parastesh had to be taken in by police due to commotion in the city of Hamaden

- The Iranian Messi says people want him to stay behaving like and mimicking Messi

- The student who had his car impounded has landed huge modelling contracts

An Iranian student, Reza Parastesh had to arrested by the police because he looks too much like Barcelona star Lionel Messi.

The student's car was also impounded by the police over the weekend because people in in the city of Hamaden wanted a picture with Reza.

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Lionel Messi's lookalike in Iran, Reza Parastesh causes nationwide chaos

Reza has the same looks as Messi

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According to the AFP, this has to be done to stop the chaos he was causing.

Lionel Messi's lookalike in Iran, Reza Parastesh causes nationwide chaos

Reza is causing chaos in his hometown of Hamaden

The journey to start looking like La Pulga started a few months ago when the Messi lookalike's dad made him pose in a number 10 Barcelona shirt.

Soon after, the 25-year-old started cutting his hair and grooming his beard to look more than Barcelona's greatest player ever.

Lionel Messi's lookalike in Iran, Reza Parastesh causes nationwide chaos

People always try to pose for photos with Reza

Because of his looks, Parastesh has had to find himself constantly being asked topose for photos in his hometown of Hameden, Iran.

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He told the 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.

Lionel Messi's lookalike in Iran, Reza Parastesh causes nationwide chaos

People know he is not Messi, but they still pose with Reza

"I'm really happy that seeing me makes them happy and this happiness gives me a lot of energy."

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

YEN.com.gh also understands that Parastesh is fully booked with media interviews and has even landed huge modelling contracts.

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