The debate over the respective merits of Lionel Messi and Cristiano Ronaldo turned deadly in Mumbai, India, according to reports.
Spanish news agency EFE reports that Nigerian nationals Obinna Michael Durumchukwa and Nwabu Chukwuma were celebrating the former’s birthday in the Nalasopara suburb of Mumbai when the debate descended into violence.
Messi fan Durumchukwa, 34, reportedly grew irate during the course of the argument and threw a glass at Ronaldo fan Chukwuma.
The glass smashed against the wall as it missed the 22-year-old, who allegedly responded by picking up the broken shards and stabbing his friend, the Hindustan Times reported.
Local police chief Kiran Kabadi confirmed that a Nigerian national had been arrested on suspicion of murder.
“We have arrested the accused for murder and are investigating whether the murder was actually the outcome of a minor argument,” NDT reported Kabadi as saying.