|Messi’s followers in Lakshadweep dive to new depths to hail their hero|
How far football fans will go to eulogize their idol?
Argentina followers from the Kavaratti island in Lakshadweep declare to have dived almost 100 ft into the ocean to erect a three-ft-high cutout of their idol Lionel Messi, placing up a brand new marker for fandom.
It began after Mohammed Swadikh, a blogger from Kavaratti and an Argentina fan, in a Facebook publish introduced of such an act if Argentina reaches the ultimate. “Everyone was speaking in regards to the soccer fever in Malabar whereas our love for the sport went unnoticed. We wished to do one thing distinctive to attract consideration. We have erected the cutout in an space within the ocean recognized in our half as wall of surprise since we wished to place one other surprise Leo alongside,” he says about arising with the concept.
Before the World Cup kicked off, FIFA, governing physique of soccer, had tweeted the picture of the enormous cutouts of Messi, Ronaldo and Neymar in the course of a river at Pullavoor in Kerala to point out how the State was within the grip of World Cup fever.
Swadikh, together with fellow Argentina followers Razzaque and Shefeek, carried the cutout deep into the ocean with the help of the Ammathi Scuba and Lakshadweep Adventures. It took them about an hour to finish the ‘mission’.
“Though we had put up one other large cutout of Messi on the island, we designed this one utilizing water-resistant materials to particularly mark Argentina’s entry into the ultimate,” says Swadikh.
A video of the cutout being taken below water and being amidst coral reefs and fishes has since gone viral. Lakshadweep MP Mohammed Faizal was amongst these to tweet it.
However, the followers don’t have any plans to go away the cutout below water without end and can take away it as soon as the World Cup ultimate is over.