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Kenyan Manchester United Fan Suicide After Newcastle Win

7 years ago

A strange twist after Newcastle’s win on Saturday is news of a Manchester United fan suicide in Kenya after he heard the result.

John Jimmy Macharia, aged 23, jumped from the seventh floor and died from his injuries following the final whistle.

The Nairobi Police Chief, Benson Kibue said;

“Macharia told friends he couldn’t stand and watch his team get beaten anymore and leapt down, dying on the spot.”

According to the Police chief also warned other young people not to get too emotional about the Premier League commenting;

“It’s not the first time we have lost a young man because of English football, which is far away from us – they have to know that it is just a game.” 

The power of English football and the reach it has around the world is phenomenal.

Exactly why this young man did what he did is as always in these cases just guesswork, but there have been many other instances including deaths where fans of Premier League clubs in faraway places take things too far, despite in most instances never even having been to the club/city in question.




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