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Paulo Dybala invites national hero to a Juventus game

Teenager Rami Shehata prevented what would’ve been a certain tragedy

Genoa CFC v Juventus - Serie A Photo by Valerio Pennicino/Getty Images

It was just a few days ago that a teenager in Crema prevented what would have been a tragedy when he was able to help rescue a school bus full of children.

Thirteen-year-old Rami Shehata hid his cellphone when the bus driver confiscated the phones of all his schoolmates, tied up the children along with their teachers and then site the bus on fire by the side of the road.

Pretending he was praying in Arabic, Rami, the son of Egyptian immigrants, called his father and narrated to him what was happening, and kick off the rescue operation. The teenager was immediately hailed as a national hero, and there has been mention of making him an honorary citizen, which has triggered off a series of debates in a country that has been hit hard by legal and illegal immigration in recent years.

It was while the youngster was in the public eye many noticed that he was wearing Paulo Dybala merchandise and the Argentinian player called and left a message with Rami inviting him to a Juventus game.

“Hello Rami, I am Paulo Dybala and I wanted to say that I heard what you did, you are really a hero. I heard you’ve got my shirt and I’d love to be able to talk to you.

“I’m inviting you to the Stadium to watch a game, whenever you can. I really hope to meet you. You’re a great guy, I send you a big hug.”

Very classy of Dybala to acknowledge the child and his achievements.