Football fans in Kerala experienced some nail-biting moments during the finals of the third edition of Indian Super League (ISL) 2016 that witnessed the much-awaited game between Kerala Blasters and Atletico De Kolkata on Sunday, December 18.
Though the Kerala team couldn't win the match, fans of Kerala Blasters hail them for fighting against their opponents until the last minute. It was Kolkata player Jewel Raja's successful penalty shootout that helped the team lift the trophy for the second time, leaving the Manjapada fans stunned at the Jawaharlal Nehru Stadium in Kochi.
Celebrities, including Jayasurya, Neeraj Madhav, Adil Ibrahim and Rony David Raj, among others, have congratulated the players of Sachin Tendulkar-owned Kerala Blasters, for being great fighters against Saurav Ganguly's team.
Many netizens have also come up with interesting memes supporting the Kerala team and wishing them better luck next time. One of the viral messages suggests that some Keralites are tense about facing their Bengali co-workers during the coming days as the South Indian state is also known as the second home for many Bengalis. Others commented that they are not interested in lifting a cup that doesn't have a lid..
Check out how celebrity wishes here:
Rony David Raj
CONGRATS MY TEAM ....
KERALA BLASTERS AND WINNERS KOLKATA TOO.....
It was a matter of nerves at the last moment...
There is always a next time ...
Get inspired from our
maestro SACHIN TENDULKAR ....
We will hook it next time .....
Here are some interesting trolls and messages that have been surfaced online after the ISL finale:
Argentina fan: How long have you been waiting for the cup?
Blasters fan: 3 years
Argentina fan: 25 years da-
Jagadish as Blasters fan: Next time... next time.
Bengali meeting a Malayali, who had said that the other team will only lift the cup after the death of all Malayalis.
Bengali: Bhai, are you not dead yet? (hugging) This is your re-birth bhai.
Girija Shettar as Kerala Blasters: We couldn't win during the finals.
Mohanlal as Malayalis: We still love you.