India may not be a part of the FIFA World Cup 2018, but Indian football fans are unparalleled. A 30-year-old Lionel Messi fan who went missing on June 21, after Argentina lost 3-0 to to Croatia has been found dead near Illikkal Bridge in Kottayam. The name of the fan is Dinu Joseph. This comes as a sad piece of news. Also Read - 'Messi Match' in Kolkata Most Memorable: Rowan Arumughan
We are not certain what caused the death. According to his father, P V Alexander, Dinu was at home watching Argentina take on Croatia, the match was at 11:30 pm IST. At 4.30 am, Dinu’s mother Chinnamma found the back door unlocked and that is when she realised that Dinu was not in the room. Also Read - Looking Forward to The Competitions Again: Lionel Messi on La Liga Restart
Dinu had also found a place in the Public Service Commission lower-division clerk rank list. He was working at a private food supplying company in Kottayam. Also Read - Jurgen Klopp Likes Lionel Messi a Little More Than 'Perfect Player' Cristiano Ronaldo
Dinu’s colleague Sumesh who is also an Argentina fan said, “When we left office at 7 pm on Thursday, Dinu was a bit nervous about Argentina’s chances as the team was in the danger zone after the surprise 1-1 draw against Iceland.”
According to Dinu’s cousin, Dinu has scribbled on a notebook that he is ready to give up his life for Messi’s Argentina so that they can lift the World Cup.
A suicide note was also found near his body. He also had a huge collection of Messi’s pictures.