Soccer Fan Dies After Going 11 Days Without Sleep To Watch Every Euro 2012 Match
Euro 2012 is serious business, so much so that it cost the life of Jiang Xiaoshan from china who attempted to watch every single match for eleven days straight. Unfortunately the lack of sleep caught up with him and he died from exhaustion.
Xiaoshan, said to be supporting England and France in the tournament, died of exhaustion following the Ireland versus Italy match. It’s said after the match he went back to his Changsha home around 5am, had a shower, fell asleep and never woke up.
Friends said the news of his death came as a shock, as he lived a ‘relatively healthy life’, and had played soccer for his university team just a couple of years before.
Chinese officials have said, however, that the effect of alcohol and tobacco, combined with the chronic exhaustion, was to blame for his death as it weakened his immune. system.