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Groom Leaves Marriage Ceremony To Play 7-A-Side Football Game

Groom Leaves Marriage Ceremony To Play 7-A-Side Football Game

An interesting set of priorities...

Josh Lawless

Josh Lawless

A groom in India felt the wrath of his bride after he left his own marriage ceremony early to play in a 7-a-side game with his mate.

Ridvan from Kerala in India, plays for FIFA Manjeri as a defender and their Malappuram 7s league clashed with his big celebration.

But he loves the beautiful game so much that he ended up swerving the wedding night in favour of some footy, in a move that did not go down well with his other half.

According to Sayan Dey from talksports24x7, he told his wife: "Excuse me for five minutes!" before he headed off to the game, which his team won.

But his Mrs was understandably annoyed at where his priorities lie, asking him, "So if the game was at noon, would you cancel the marriage for the game?".

It reminds us a bit of the Indian wedding in Bend It Like Beckham, where Jess is eventually given permission by father to leave her sister's special day and play in the finals.

Image: Fox Searchlight Pictures
Image: Fox Searchlight Pictures

She changed into her kit in the car, turned the game around in just half an hour and earned a scholarship in the United States to finish the film.

Something tells us Ridvan's story might not have a fairytale ending, though we do wish the husband and wife a happy marriage.

In other news relating to football and weddings, West Ham striker Andy Carroll went viral last month after turning up to his fiance's sister's wedding in his club tracksuit.

The former Liverpool and Newcastle striker, a second half substitute for the Hammers in the game against Southampton at St Mary's, managed to catch the last 30 minutes after getting a taxi to the venue.

Billi Mucklow, Carroll's other half and with whom he has two children to, shared a snap of the two of them with the happy couple at the ceremony.

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Topics: Football News, Football, Wedding