A 34-year old Nigerian man has been killed following an argument with a friend over whether Lionel Messi or Cristiano Ronaldo was the best footballer in the world.
According to reports, 21-year old Michael Chukwuma stabbed compatriot Obina Durumchukwu in a Mumbai suburb in India according to Indian police said.
The incident took place following a party on Saturday night.
“They were discussing football players. One is a fan of Messi and the other was for Ronaldo.
“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.” A police inspector said as quoted on the BBC Sports.
While Messi has won the Ballon d’Or (the annual award given to the world’s best player by the governing body Fifa) for a record five times,Portugal captain Ronaldo has won the accolade three times.
Cristiano Ronaldo scored three goals in 14 minutes against Celta Vigo Saturday with a brilliant rocket goal from way outside the box, an amazing free kick and a tap in. In the process, he passed Messi for the most hat tricks in La Liga history with 36, while scoring goals No. 250 in La Liga and No. 350 overall for Real Madrid.
Messi who netted a brace in Sunday’s 4-0 victory over Eibar had just tied Ronaldo’s previous hat trick record of 35 last Thursday.