No, you didn’t misread the title and you didn’t end up in an alternate reality, the famous video game character Super Mario was recently arrested before a football match, after starting to punch cops. His brother Luigi was also present, but he left the place of the incident free.
Obviously it is a person dressed as Mario and not the protagonist of the video game, even if in the course of his countless adventures the Italian plumber was put in prison. In addition, the same character has repeatedly had particular collaborations, such as the most recent involving a very expensive limited watch.
Back to our English man, it all happened last Saturday, just before the Barnsley – Coventry City football match, with the two fans clashing on the street. England, along with countless other countries, are slowly starting to return to normal after the pandemic and have approved the return of spectators to the stadium.
Shortly before the match, the two fans clashed, seeing insults, screams and some gestaccio fly, without ever leading to a real direct confrontation between the two groups. That was until a man, dressed as Super Mario, started screaming and punching one of the fans, immediately sparking the reaction of the police, who soon handcuffed and arrested him.
The man apparently wasn’t the only one to have taken inspiration from the video game, as in the video it is also possible to see another man dressed as Luigi, the famous brother of the Italian plumber. The latter was not arrested and saw the whole scene in the crowd, causing many comments on the web about the rivalry between the two brothers.
Luigi won by doing nothing.
In many, through Twitter, they joked about it, cheering for what he is by many, and perhaps even by Nintendo, considered a character overshadowed by his brother’s fame. Many have also noticed how Luigi is used to hiding, as he also did on Super Mario 64.