#trending: ‘Metro guy’ at World Cup in Qatar becomes internet sensation who is ‘more famous than Messi’

24/11/2022 3:38:00 PM

WATCH: A World Cup employee, dubbed the 'metro guy', has won the hearts of tourists and fans for his enthusiasm in performing the job.

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WATCH: A World Cup employee, dubbed the ' metro guy ', has won the hearts of tourists and fans for his enthusiasm in performing the job.

Qatar 's ' metro guy ' at the World Cup has captured the hearts of fans and tourists, with TikTok videos of him have massed thousands of views. In these viral videos, he was filmed giving directions with a foam finger and megaphone and calling out 'metro, metro, metro'. His fans said that his presence has brought smiles t

The TikTok account “metro_man001” that the employee started on Monday (21 Nov) has already exceeded 35,000 followers in three days.In one of his videos, someone asked why he does not just play a recording of “metro” in a loop instead.The man replied: “I have a pre-recorded one but I choose to speak with my voice.”

Adoration for the “metro guy” was evident, judging by the the comments sections of TikTok videos featuring him.One TikTok user pointed to the number of people who had gone to see the man, taking selfies and filming him, fuelling his popularity on social media: “Came to Qatar to see Messi ❌ Came to Qatar to see Metro man ✅.”

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In one of his videos, someone asked why he does not just play a recording of “metro” in a loop instead. The man replied: “I have a pre-recorded one but I choose to speak with my voice. The outside temperatures are estimated to be 18-24°C.” Adoration for the “metro guy” was evident, judging by the the comments sections of TikTok videos featuring him. Here are some moments from the pulsating encounter. One TikTok user pointed to the number of people who had gone to see the man, taking selfies and filming him, fuelling his popularity on social media: “Came to Qatar to see Messi ❌ Came to Qatar to see Metro man ✅. “I know energy-efficient cooling systems have been developed and the technology is now fitted in seven of eight Qatar 2022 stadiums, with the only exception of Stadium 974, which is fully demountable and features natural ventilation,” he said.” Another said that he is “more famous than Messi", referring to Argentinian footballer Lionel Messi. Yet the early morale-boosters in the opening round of fixtures will be crucial for smaller nations to gain a psychological advantage at the 2022 World Cup, especially with complacency from the favourites often a key feature in their opening matches.

One user summed up why many people are loving the “metro guy”: “This guy knows how to put a fun touch to your work! What a way to make fans laugh while showing them how to get to the subway. Using solar-powered energy, outside air is cooled and then distributed through grills in the stands and large pitch-side nozzles. (Photo: AP/Luca Bruno) Japan's Daizen Maeda initially celebrates after scoring a goal.” Some people have even seemingly cosplayed as the “metro guy”. A TikTok video showed a group of fans wearing bright yellow vests and pointing to the metro with light sticks.” Jita, who is familiar with desert conditions as an international Coach Instructor, explained that spot cooling means “they only cool the areas where people need it – like on the pitch and in the stands…the form of each stadium acts as a barrier, which contains a cold bubble inside”. . (Photo: AP/Matthias Schrader) Germany's Ilkay Gundogan taking the resulting penalty.