Pablo Escobar's former hitman Jhon Jairo Velasquez nicknamed 'Popeye' shared a video via his twitter handle declaring his support for Uruguay duo Luis Suarez and Edinson Cavani - definitely to motivate them in their next World Cup Qualifier fixture against Paraguay tomorrow (Wednesday, 7 September, 2016) . They lost the first WCQ game to Argentina last week friday.
Popeye as widely known during his reign of terror if I may write it so, is reported to have personally killed about 300 people and ordered the murder of over a thousand.
He did 22 years before being paroled for his crimes and has since reinvented himself as a youtube star with a channel called Popeye Arrepentido (meaning; Remorseful Popeye). He's amassed over 166,000 subscribers.
His message translates:
"Hello, I am Jhon Jairo Velasquez, Popeye, the personal hitman for Pablo Escobar Gaviria. I come to send a strong salute to the Uruguayan football team, and champions Luis Suarez and Edinson Cavani, Receive all my love, my respect, you are the strength of your people, the pride of your people. From Medellin, Colombia, I am to congratulate them for being great warriors. Receive all my love and respect from these streets, big hugs"