When he joined the biggest Indian Football Forum and introduced himself as a hard core Indian football fan of Spanish nationality, some of us thought he was kidding. Seriously, just the idea that someone from the land of football World Champions would be waking up nights to watch Indian football matches online sounded unbelievable.
But here is Dan Jasnowski from Spain whose interest in Indian football, Subrata Pal and Bengaluru FC is unmatched and rivals the top notch die-hard Indian football fan.
When many of us find it unbearable to watch the Indian football league at the convenience of our drawing room boring, this 21 year old Spaniard keeps awake till early morning to be able to watch a poor quality streaming of the matches.
When he inquired about an Indian football jersey, the members of Indian football Forum suggested that he should approach Bengaluru FC who entertain and indulge their fans in the most incredible fashion.
What happened after he called the Bengaluru FC officials to chat over phone was remarkable and Dan has obviously been thrilled about it. This is what he wrote about his amazing experience with Sunil Chhetri and Bengaluru FC:
So appearantly BFC accepted some calls and I was bored and I was wondering what I would expect..Lo and behold … I decided to call using Skype (gotta use that left-over credit..) and I called. There was confusion. His English wasn’t good. I didn’t know what to do. I said goodbye.
I called again. They asked me where I was from in India and I told them Spain. He seemed taken back before but then say “Yeah, you’re that Spaniard guy.” Now.. I messaged BFC on Facebook after a win saying good job. Being supportive, etc. Appearantly, they passed word in the office that some “Spaniard likes BFC.” so that what I was known as.