Cardboard cutout of absent Mexican WC fan goes viral

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Published on 22 Jun 2018, 16:30
A cardboard cutout figure of Mexican football fan Javier, who had to stay at home for the World Cup went viral in just a few days after his friends shared photos of him on social media.

Speaking from Rostov-on-Don on Friday, one of his friends explained that Javier did not come to Russia as his girlfriend was against this idea. "We wanted to make him suffer for a little bit," said Daniel Garza, adding that they carried the figure to night clubs, bars and the games themselves.

"All Europe, all friends around the world have seen it, but it was not the idea, it was only a small mock to him," said Garza.

Garza said that people have been swarming around the cutout of Javier to take photos with him. The photos of Javier's friends with the cutout became viral and social media users apparantly want to sponsor the absent friend to come to the World Cup.

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