The World Cup throws up different balls every season. A Russian couple has fallen apart over disagreement on the better player between Portugal’s Cristiano Ronaldo and Argentina’s Lionel Messi.
And as fate will have it, both players and their teams crashed out of the World Cup on the same day last Saturday but from different cities though.
According to Russian newspaper, Argumenti I Fakti, the couple from Chelyabinsk – Arsen and Lyudmila – had a brawl when the husband celebrated Argentina’s 2-1 win over Nigeria.
The report says the husband filed for divorce first thing next morning. Lyudmila, the wife, had repeatedly insisted that Ronaldo is better than Messi, so Arsen decided to pack his belongings and leave. But it wasn’t enough for him as he filed for divorce next morning.
The paper reports that that was the latest in a long series of arguments the couple had about the two football greats.
Arsen also told the news outlet that their marriage goes back to 2002 when they met in the bar while watching the Korea/Japan World Cup.
“Since the beginning of the World Cup, she mocked Messi and said he couldn’t even score a penalty against Iceland,” he also revealed.
“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.”