Chinese dies after going 11 nights without sleep as he watched every single Euro 2012 match
A Chinese football fan died after going 11 nights without sleep as he tried to watch every single kick of the ball of Euro 2012, the Daily Mail reported Friday.
Jiang Xiaoshan, said to be supporting England and France in the tournament, died of exhaustion on Tuesday morning.
Because of the time difference, he reportedly stayed up each night with friends and then went to work the following day.
Following the Ireland versus Italy match, Sina.com said he went back to his Changsha home at 5 a.m. on Tuesday, had a shower, fell asleep and never woke up, according to the newspaper published in Britain.
Friends said the news of his death came as a shock, as he lived a “relatively healthy life,” and had played football for his university team just a couple of years before.