Opposition Malawi Congress Party (MCP) and ruling Democratic Progressive Party (DPP) supporters are fighting over France’s World Cup win.
Each set of supporters is claiming that France’s victory is a sign that their party will win the 2019 presidential elections.
MCP supporters say the cock on France’s shirt is similar to the logo the party uses hence it is a sign of good luck.
MCP Member of Parliament for Lilongwe South East Ulemu Msungama wrote on Facebook: Team ya France yomwe yatenga chikho cha mpira wamiyendo cha dziko lonse lapansi chizindikilo chawo ndi TAMBALA wa MCP yemweyi. Kaya tamvanapo apa?”
While MCP supporter Alex Banda said: “Dzanja likalemba, congratulations to the champs. But there is something about this shirt ankolo Mac Tembo a winning symbol!”
“And I like the logo on the French jersey,” chipped in economist Henry Kachaje.
However, DPP supporters found encouragement in the fact that the World Cup winners were wearing a blue kit which is the same colour the ruling party uses.
DPP cadet Dave Chikaonda said: “France = Blue (DPP) and Croatia = Red (MCP) Case closed DPP Woyeeeeeeeeeeeeee! !!!”
France beat fellow Europeans Croatia 4-2 on Sunday to win the World Cup.