An argument involving two football fans discussing whether Lionel Messi or Cristiano Ronaldo is the greater player turned violent in India, resulting in the death of one avid supporter.
Two men, both Nigerian internationals, were celebrating the 34th birthday of Obina Durumchukwu at a flat in Mumbai on Saturday night, when Durumchukwu himself began arguing with 21-year-old Michael Chukwuma over whether the Barcelona forward or Real Madrid superstar is the best in the world.
The argument intensified dramatically, with Chukwuma now in custody after stabbing his compatriot.
“They were discussing football players. One is a fan of Messi and the other was for Ronaldo,” a police inspector said, according to the BBC.
“During the conversation a quarrel has taken place. The deceased threw a glass into the face of the accused person. The glass broke and caused small injuries.
“After that the accused took the broken glass and assaulted the deceased person who died due to heavy bleeding.” Kickoff.com
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