Shingadia, a London investment analyst who lives with his parents, was tracked down by Daily Mail, and he seemed humble in spite of his new-found fame.
“I am embarrassed and overwhelmed,’ he said. “Never in a million years could I have expected anything like this. It is truly surreal.”
As for the inspiration for his look, Shingadia was trying to pay homage to golfer Miguel Angel Jimenez.
“I wanted to do something to show my support for the European team and I thought of Miguel. These days sportsmen have become devoid of character. But Miguel does his own thing and I love the way he walks around the course with a cigar clamped between his teeth.”
Still, he’s going to move on with his life as though nothing ever happened. “I’m still expecting to go to work next week. I’m not expecting it to change my life in the long term.”
Shingadia could change his life if he wanted to. He is famous enough to be receiving marriage proposals from strangers on Facebook.
“I’d want them to love me for who I am – not just Cigar Guy,” he explained.
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“It was my goal to establish this team, become contenders, and obviously I want to be a big part of it.”
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Sometimes, the math looks so simple.
“Yankees salary : 215- Redsox Salary 170 = 45 million difference. What that could get the redsox in salary if things were all equal! Lets turn that into players. Adrian Gonzalez 22 mill. Cliff Lee 25. I love how all yankees’ fans try to down play that difference when adding thoses players to the redsox would be an enormous difference in the standings. 45 million in salary is a HUGE difference.”
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