Watch: European footballers, clubs wish fans 'Happy Diwali'

A file photo of Mesut Ozil. Photograph:( Reuters )

WION Web Team New Delhi, Delhi, India Nov 07, 2018, 06.52 PM (IST)

Indian celebrities wishing their fans on a festival has now become a common practice. But today's occasion was made special as European footballers and clubs wished fans living in India and abroad a very 'Happy Diwali'.

Football giants - Manchester United, Arsenal and Tottenham Hotspur took to Twitter to wish fans on Diwali. 

For the London football club Arsenal, one of the star players Mesut Ozil in a video posted on their official Twitter said, "Happy Diwali."

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While Man United has put a Diwali card on its handle, Tottenham Hotspur wished with a video message. 

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Diwali is called the Festival of Lights and is celebrated to honor Rama-chandra, the seventh avatar (incarnation of the god Vishnu).

It is believed that on this day Rama returned to his people after 14 years of exile during which he fought and won a battle against the demons and the demon king, Ravana.