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Metro Guy! The unlikely star of the FIFA World Cup is Kenyan Abubakr Abbass

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  • The Kenyan Tiktoker, whose real name is Abubakr Abass, has gained a massive following online for his act of directing fatigued football fans to the Metro station.
  • Despite the efforts involved, the “Metro Guy” does it all for free. 

As unlikely football stars continue to
emerge and smaller countries continue to humiliate renowned football giants,
there’s still a lot more going on at the World Cup 2022 side-lines.

One of the breakout stars of the Qatar
World Cup is a Kenyan Tiktoker going by the name “fifametroguy” who
has now captured the attention of the world after his antics towards soccer
fans went viral online.

The Kenyan Tiktoker, whose real name is Abubakr
Abass, has gained a massive following online for his act of directing fatigued
football fans to the Metro station.

Thousands have been mesmerised by the young
Kenyan whose geniality and kindness at work have earned him widespread
attention.

In one of the videos he has shared on
Tiktok, the “Fifa Metro Guy” is seen welcoming fans while asking them
to feel free to take photos and videos with him.

In the videos, he appears perched atop a
lifeguard-esque chair, with a foam finger in one hand and a megaphone in
another shouting “metro, metro, metro” to the passing crowds.

Despite the efforts involved, the
“Metro Guy” does it all for free. “I don’t charge anything, I
love my job,” he says.

Tiktok is now littered with countless
videos of excited fans spotted leaning into his iconic megaphone attempting to
replicate his popular catchphrase.

Others can be seen in the streets, lifting
up one of their members horizontally while swaying him saying, “Metro…
This way”.

His efforts caught the eye of top FIFA
officials who, in a video he posted two days ago, can be seen gifting him tons
of gifts ranging from football jerseys to bags and other sealed items.

“For the first time in my life, I
received a gift, thank you Tiktok, thank you my office,” he captioned the
video.

The Metro Guy’s fame further shot when he
was invited by FIFA officials to a jam-packed stadium before England and the
USA game kicked off.

While on the pitch, he took the mic and went”
Metro…. “, while the enthusiastic crowd, numbering into the tens of
thousands, responded in unison.

The Metro Guy, we have further learned is
originally from Mombasa and has been living in Qatar as a casual labourer.

Top international media houses have
reported on his unlikely fame including top Middle East news Channel, Al
Jazeera.



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