Look anywhere on the Internet where the beautiful game of football is being discussed and more often than not, you will somehow stumble upon one of the most debated subjects that has managed to divide the footballing community for more than a decade now.
Who is the greatest of all time – Messi or Ronaldo?
Mere mention of one of the footballing greats on a simple comment thread has been known to send fans of the other into a frenzy, with paragraphs and statistics aplenty to why Messi/Ronaldo deserve the accolade of the GOAT.
Unfortunately for the both of them, neither managed to cement his status when both their teams got knocked out of the 2018 World Cup’s Round of 16.
Things got slightly out of hand though when news emerged that a Russian man was filing for divorce after debating the subject with his wife, the Mirror reported.
The couple, named only as Arsen and Lyudmila, first met in a bar while watching the 2002 World Cup and are huge football fans.
Their last event as a couple was to be at the World Cup in Russia 16 years later, as Arsen celebrated Argentina’s victory over Nigeria.
According to Arsen, since the beginning of the World Cup, Lyudmila had “mocked Messi and said he couldn’t even score a penalty against Iceland”.
The straw that broke the camel’s back was when Lyudmila continued to insist that Ronaldo was a superior player to Messi, even as the Argentine inspired his team to a crucial victory.
“I could not contain myself and told her what I thought about the vain Ronaldo, the Portuguese national team and all the clubs she likes”, Arsen said.
He then took his “belongings and left her forever”.
The next morning he filed for divorce at the courts of the city of Chelyabinsk in the Urals.