In one of the most bizarre incidents, a couple ended their marriage because of a heated argument over which of the two – Lionel Messi and Cristiano Ronaldo – is a better footballer.
According to reports, a football-mad couple, named only as Arsen and Lyudmila, when the husband celebrated Argentina’s victory over Nigeria.
Lionel Messi and Co, after drawing against Iceland in their World Cup 2018 opening group match, was thrashed 3-0 by Croatia. They returned to winning ways with a 2-1 victory over Nigeria, which also saw them qualify for the Round of 16.
Arsen decided to pack his things and leave when his wife continued to insist that Portuguese Captain Ronaldo was superior to Messi.
It was just another fight over the two legends in the ongoing World Cup but things turned ugly when Arsen next morning decided to file for at the courts of the city of Chelyabinsk in the Urals.
Apparently, the couple fell in love when they met in a bar while watching the 2002 World Cup. “Since the beginning of the World Cup, she mocked Messi and said he couldn’t even score a penalty against Iceland.
I could not contain myself and told her what I thought about the vain Ronaldo, the Portuguese national team and all the clubs she likes. Then I took my belongings and left her forever,” Arsen said.
For some fans, football is just a game and players mere entertainers. But, for some, football has been more than just a game; which is why people fight, take or give injuries and then there are people like Arsen and Lyudmila who just give up on relationships of years because of a fight surrounding who of Messi and Ronaldo is a better player.