Posted by: cochinblogger | June 1, 2014

Angamaly for Argentina!

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The World Cup in Brazil is about two weeks away, and for the football-crazy fans of Kerala, that’s two weeks too long a wait. I’d recently visited Angamaly, a town close to the airport, for a wedding, and the banner above was just outside the wedding reception hall. Yes, Kerala football fans have their favorites, and loyalties run deep.

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At the Angamaly KSRTC bus stand was more evidence of football fever. A jeweler cashing in on the mood of the moment with a blow-up of the Argentinean superstar of yesteryear, Maradona, I thought — until I read the name of the jeweler. Boby N Maradona?? Wonderful! A true football fan and adorer of Maradona must be the owner of this business. He’s wearing his adoration on his sleeve by naming his business after his favorite footballer. I wish Boby N Maradona a glittering future.

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And, yes, may Argentina win the World Cup!

Also see Heartbreak for Kerala’s Brazil Fans.

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