The debate as to which of La Liga’s two biggest names – Real Madrid’s Cristiano Ronaldo or Barcelona’s Lionel Messi – has sadly cost the life of a man in India.
The tragic incident occurred on early Sunday morning in eastern Bombay, India, as written by AS, with a suspect having been taken into custody.
Both men – Nigerian nationals – were celebrating the victim’s 34th birthday when the incident unfolded.
The victim, who had been arguing for Los Blancos’ 31-year-old goalscoring machine, lost his temper at his companion, Nwabu, throwing and smashing a glass on the wall behind the 24-year-old.
At this point, according to police inspector, Kiran Kabadi of Tulinj station (as per the Spanish news outlet), the Leo fan had grabbed a shard of glass and slit his friend’s throat in retaliation.
The hostility between supporters of the three and five-time Ballon d’Or winners has reached an epic level, though rarely has it proven as fatal as in this incidence.
Fans, though, should take into consideration that this animosity is not shared by the two players, with Messi recently stating that there is nothing but respect between him and the Portuguese ace.