A Lionel Messi diehard fan from Kolkata, India has reportedly died after getting injured while trying to replicate moves made by Argentine in football pitch, Indian media reveals.
A news report published by The Times of India has reported that Sagar Das was rushed to Kamarhati Sagar Dutta Medical College Hospital on Tuesday, July 4, after he ‘lost his balance and the ball hit his chest.’
Das succumbed to injuries on Wednesday morning throwing his relatives, friends and schoolmates into a spin of shock. He was a student and an upcoming footballer in the Belgharia’s New Basudebpur- a local sports training facility.
Media sources reveal that the deceased was a soccer enthusiast and a fan of Barcelona and Argentine striker Lionel Messi whom he followed keenly.
His cousin, Somar Koyal is quoted saying: “He watched every match till late night during World Cup and was diehard Lionel Messi fan. He was playing as a striker and during a game, he tried to imitate one of Messi’s moves by converting a pass into a goal. The ball hit him hard on the chest the he lost consciousness.”
This precedes an earlier tragic incident that happened in Kerala, India where 30-year old Dinu Alex was found dead after Argentina lost to Croatia in the group stages of the 2018 World Cup.