Lionel Messi lookalike, Reza Parastesh, causes panic in streets of Iran

Lionel Messi lookalike, Reza Parastesh, causes panic in streets of Iran

We here at Toe Poke love an odd story, and do we have one for you. This one comes from an unlikely football source, Iran, where a 25-year-old student was detained — yes, detained — over the weekend for looking too much like Barcelona and Argentina superstar Lionel Messi, if you can believe it. We'll let that sink in a bit. But it's true! Reza Parastesh looks so much like the five-time Ballon d'Or winner that police in the city of Hamaden brought him to their station and impounded his car because of the commotion he was causing on the streets.

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