Indian fans go wild as UEFA compares Manchester United with soap star ‘Mihir Virani’

The rise of technology has helped reduce the metaphorical distance between the ends of the Earth. Organizations and people can now deliver targetted messages to their customers halfway around the globe. And now, UEFA Champions League has followed a similar path by shockingly handing their Indian fans a blast from the past. 

“Things that are known to make epic comebacks – 1) Jon Snow 2) Mihir Virani 3) Manchester United. Are we in for some ‘Ole Time’ drama tonight?” read UEFA Champions League’s post on April 16, 2019; the day of the quarter-final tie between Manchester United and Barcelona.

One name which stood out to the Indian supporters was that of Mihir Virani, who has gone down the television lore as one of the most iconic Indian soap characters of all time. Right above Mihir Virani is the name of one Jon Snow, infamous for his exploits on the ongoing television show ‘Game of Thrones’.

Both the gentleman have one thing in particular – they have been killed off and revived in their respective daytime dramas.

Coming after Jon Snow and Mihir Virani are Manchester United, referred to as the comeback kings themselves. The Red Devils have risen from the dead several times in the past; most recently in their match against PSG, during which they overturned a two-goal deficit.

Meanwhile, on April 16, Manchester United face their toughest challenge of the 2018/19 season yet, as they visit FC Barcelona for the UEFA Champions League quarter-finals second leg. The Red Devils are trailing the tie courtesy of a Luke Shaw own goal and would need to embrace their inner Jon Snow and Mihir Virani to continue in the UEFA Champions League.