Could you imagine murdering your friend over a White Sox vs. Cubs argument? I’m sure at one point in this city’s illustrious crime and baseball history that has happened but can you actually picture it happening?
What about a Chris Sale vs. Jake Arrieta argument? Talk about the conscious it must take to pull a Glock 9 out over that one.
Police said the man who was killed, Obinna Michael Durumchukwa, 34, was celebrating his birthday with his friend Nwabu Chukwuma, 22, at a rented flat, when they started to argue over who the better player was — the Real Madrid forward Cristiano Ronaldo or his counterpart at Barcelona, Lionel Messi. Durumchukwa flung a glass at Chukwuma, which missed him and broke against the wall. Chukwuma then picked up a shard of glass and cut his friend’s throat in a fit of rage, said police inspector, Kiran Kabadi of Tulinj station.
Well, here we are with yet another reason why soccer shits on American sports — people are out here killing over Messi vs. Ronaldo.
We have rivalries. They just kill. What’s crazy is that this particular murder didn’t even happen in Spain. You know, where both Ronaldo and Messi make their professional living. It happened 5,000 miles away in India. That’s how ridiculous soccer is and the depth of blood that runs through it.
I’m sure if you’re reading this that you’ve seen the cinematic classic, “Green Street Hooligans.” That’s life across the pond when it comes to soccer.
But rather than having a band of brothers who you go to war with; it’s just you, your uncontrollable rage, and a shard of broken glass.
El Clasico is right.