20-year-old Lionel Messi fan commits suicide post Argentina's World Cup exit
Kolkata: A 20-year-old youngster from Habibpur in West Bengal's Malda district committed suicide on Saturday after his favourite team Agentina got knocked out of the ongoing 2018 FIFA World Cup.
According to a report in Yahoo.co.uk, Monotosh Halder had skipped dinner on the day of the match and went to sleep soon after.
"My son had no illness. He was an Argentina fan and every day he used to remain glued to the TV since the world cup had started. He was distraught after Argentina's loss to France. But we never thought he would do something like this," said Mongol Halder, Monotosh's father.
This is not the first time a fan is ending life after just a football game.
Last month, the body of Dinu Alex, a die-hard Argentina fan from Kerala was found near Illikal Bridge in Kottayam after the team's 3-0 loss to Croatia.
It was game over for Lionel Messi and co on Saturday as Argentina were knocked out after a 4-3 loss to France, who will face Uruguay in the quarterfinal.
This loss came a few days after the Barcelona superstar's 31st birthday.