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'Ruption' in Argentina

Sunday, May 25, 2014    

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MUSIC video director Rogen 'Ruption' Walker is not afraid to show his love for Argentinian football. Just go back to the 1998 World Cup in France when Argentina were playing his native Jamaica.

"I ALWAYS supported Argentina! So much that when they beat Jamaica 5-0 at World Cup '98, I had mixed emotions," he told the Sunday Observer.

No surprise then, that the man behind videos such as Christopher Martin's Fi Mi Fren Dem and Music by Konshens is once again backing the South American giants to win football's biggest showpiece, which kicks off June 12 in Brazil.

"I think we have the best squad at the World Cup. Best front line with Messi, Aguero, Tevez, Lavezzi, Higuain plus Di Maria controlling midfield. With such a strong team, the fact that the World Cup is being held in enemy territory don't even matter!" said Ruption, video director at RD Studios in Kingston.

Argentina are two-time champions and one of the top teams in world football for almost 40 years. Jamaicans were taken with players like striker Mario Kempes and midfielder Osvaldo Ardilles when Argentina first won the World Cup on home soil in 1978.

In 1986, the genius of Diego Maradona took them to a second lien on the trophy in Mexico.

They play in Group F along with Bosnia-Herzegovina, Iran and Nigeria.

Ruption is nowhere near the quality of his heroes, but does play regularly to keep fit.

"I usually play with friends and other entertainment personalities. Not really competitive, and that's not a VoiceMail and Konshens diss!"

-- Howard Campbell

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