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Islamic militants congratulate Messi on goal, invite him to 'join the jihadist call'

Lionel Messi picked up some new admirers with his last-minute winner against Iran.

Source: Jon Super

LIONEL MESSI GETS plenty of fan mail, we’re sure, but this has to be one of the more unusual requests.

Islamic militant group ISIS sent Messi a message congratulating him on his wondergoal against Iran, Mehr News Agency said in a report translated by the Brookings Institution.

Not only that, but they were so impressed that they also invited him to “join the jihadist call.”

Source: Tube Sports HD 3/YouTube

The message was sent out through Facebook and Twitter accounts affiliated to ISIS, Mehr reports.

Messi and Argentina take on Nigeria in their final Group F game on Wednesday.

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