Stunning Messi lookalike causes stir in Iranian city

first_imgAn Iranian student who bears an uncanny resemblance to the Barcelona star was taken to a police station after too many people wanted pictures with him.What would you do if you bore a resemblance to one of the most famous footballers on Earth?The race for the Golden ShoeIf you’re like Iranian student Reza Parastesh, and you look like Lionel Messi, you don the famous Barcelona No.10 jersey and walk about town.  Unfortunately for Parastesh, 25, the police in Hamadan had to impound his car and take him into the station to quell the stir caused when the lookalike — self-dubbed the “Iranian Messi” — prompted too many people to stop him for photos over the weekend.He got the idea from his dad a few months ago, after father asked son to pose in a replica Messi jersey. That led to Parastesh styling his hair — both facial and on his head — like the Argentine superstar.”Now people really see me as the Iranian Messi and want me to mimic everything he does,” Parastesh told AFP. “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.” Parastesh may have found himself a career imitating the Barcelona forward, with media appearances growing thanks to his newfound notoriety.last_img read more

Pelé does not win for scares: Messi is already 17 goals from his record

first_imgIn fact, this Saturday he signed his sixth goal poker with FC Barcelona and second against Eibar, to which we must add the 41 ‘hat trick’ he has done in his career and the poker that he signed against Bayer Leverkusen (7-1) in the Champions League (2011/12). The teams to which Leo has scored four goals are: Arsenal (4-0) in the Champions League (2009/10), Valencia in the League (5-1) in the League (2011/12), Espanyol (4-0) in the League (2011/12), Osasuna (5-1) in the League (2012/13), Eibar (6-1) in the League (2017/18) and again Eibar (5-0) in the League (2019/20).Further, leads the scorers table in LaLiga, with 18 goals, five more than Real Madrid striker, Karim Benzema, which adds 13, after staying another day without seeing door. That means that the Argentine goes straight to his seventh ‘pichichi’, thus surpassing the legendary Athletic striker, Telmo Zarra, who reached six.Right now, Messi has at least fifteen games left to finish the season and twenty at best, if the team reaches the Champions League final in Istanbul. That means you will have to clench your teeth if you want to reach this record this season. What seems clear is that, sooner or later, in 2020, Messi will take over from the throne of Pelé. Edson Arantes do Nascimiento, better known as Pelé, will surely know since Leo Messi signed this day a goal poker against Eibar and that ‘therefore’ is only 17 of the record that the legendary Brazilian player still holds, with the 643 goals he scored in official matches with Santos.A record that has been in force for more than five decades, but that is about to fall like a ripe fruit because of an Argentine born in Rosario 32 years ago. And it is that Messi already adds a total of 626 goals in 715 matchs, with an average of 0.87 goals per game, distributed as follows: 436 in the League, 114 in the Champions League, 53 in the Copa del Rey, 14 in the Spanish Super Cup, 5 in the Club World Cup and 3 in the Spanish Super Cup.last_img read more

Decomposing body of Corentyne farmer found

first_imgThe decomposed body of a Corentyne farmer was on Thursday found at a friend’s house at Number 58 Village, Corentyne, Berbice. The dead man has been identified as Jameer Ibrahim, also called “Bruck Wing”, and it is suspected that he died from natural causes since no visible marks of violence were observed on his body.Ibrahim, of Number 55 Village, Corentyne, had left home a few days prior to his demise. Based on reports received, the dead man suffers from epilepsy and might have suffered a seizure and died. It is speculated that his friend was too intoxicated to solicit assistance.Guyana Times understands that Ibrahim died on Tuesday and was left in the house until his friend, who is also an alcoholic went to the dead man’s house to inform his parents.Based on reports received, the two friends would frequent drinking spots in the community. However, following the discovery was the man’s decomposed body, the friend was taken into custody. He told investigators that Ibrahim fell unconscious and he tried to revive him but to no avail.Instead of soliciting assistance, the friend claimed that he continued to consume alcohol and eventually fell asleep. As the body started decomposing, the friend went to Ibrahim’s family and related what occurred. The Police at Number 51 Village were immediately informed of the situation, but the ranks turned up at the scene four hours later.The Police later informed the dead man’s father that the family would have to stand the expense of removing the body to a mortuary. Guyana Times was told that it cost the family $105,000 to transport the body to Georgetown since the funeral homes in Berbice refused to accept the deceased due to the state of decomposition.At the scene, eyewitnesses related that due to the state of decomposition, the man’s face was unrecognisable.The body is at the Lyken’s Funeral Home awaiting a post-mortem on Wednesday. The friend of the dead man was subsequently released but was asked to report to the Police on a daily basis.last_img read more