A Nigerian man killed his friend in India after an argument on who is the better footballer -Lionel Messi or Cristiano Ronaldo.
According to a report in the Times of India, the incident occurred on Sunday morning at Mahesh building, Ostwal Nagri, Nalasopara.
Michael Chukwuma Nwabu (22) was part of the 34th birthday celebrations of Obinna Durumchukwu (victim) on Saturday night.
The party went on till 9 am in the morning. Both of them proceeded to play football in the common balcony on the building’s third floor.
The two were drunk and some time between 9.30 and 10 am, an argument broke out about who was the best footballer. Obinna supported Argentina and Barcelona striker Lionel Messi, while Nwabu argued that Cristiano Ronaldo (Real Madrid and Portugal star) was better.
Verbal abuses began to fly thick and fast, and Nwabu hit Obinna, who threw a glass tumbler at him in retaliation. The tumbler missed Nwabu’s head and smashed on the wall instead. Incensed, Nwabu picked up a broken glass shard and rammed it into Obinna’s throat, reports TOI.
On hearing the commotion, the flat owner woke up and saw Obinna lying in a pool of blood. He called the police and the hospital, but it was too late.
Nwabu, who ran to the fourth floor of the building, was then arrested by the Tulinj police, while the body was sent for postmortem.