Arsenal fan hangs himself after defeat

This news just show how much influence the English game has on its loyal supporters worldwide, however to hang oneself after this defeat is just plain dumb.

NAIROBI: An Arsenal fan in football-mad Kenya hung himself following his team’s 4-1 aggregate drubbing by arch-rivals Manchester United in the Champions League semi-final, police said yesterday.

Suleiman Alphonso Omondi, a 29-year-old Kenyan living in Nairobi’s Embakasi neighbourhood, hung himself in his Arsenal shirt late on Tuesday after the match, police said.

“We were watching the match at Bam­­ba 70 pub, and when Arsenal were defeated, Suleiman just walked out in protest and he was crying,” Cal­­­vin Otieno, one of his friends, said.

“We didn’t know he was going to hang himself until this morning when we received the reports and came here to find his body at the balcony,” Otieno said outside the deceased’s home.

Arsenal slumped to a 3-1 defeat in the semi-final, second-leg, capping a disappointing season for the Gunners who were already out of the Premier League title race early in the season. — AFP


2 thoughts on “Arsenal fan hangs himself after defeat

  • May 7, 2009 at 9:02 am

    That night I told my boyfriend don’t bother to watch the match because he’ll miss his work. I said my woman’s instinct tell me that Arsenal’s not gonna win. He started screaming at me and took his pillow to the living room. And before he left the room, he shouted “Don’t call yourself an Arsenal fan if you don’t support them”. I was like…wtf? I just tell him my instinct. And you see, Arsenal lost. Now he’s blaming me that because I said Arsenal can’t make it, that’s why they lost. I don’t understand what’s with guys and football

  • May 8, 2009 at 2:48 pm

    Hi Jerine,

    Having read your comment,I can fully understand your feeling of being shouted at by your love one;this is definitely his mistake of shouting
    at you for a comment made through your instint.

    At the same time, please do understand his feeling of being “pour cold water” on his supported team ‘s chance of winning; my opinion is,
    sometimes,in life, by telling people the truth, it hurts!(even if it is a clear fact ).

    Being a Sabah State Team fan and MU fan, frankly speaking, I also don’t feel comfortable myself if people tell me my supported team is going to lose the match before the match even get started( the fact can be, Sabah is to meet, for example Selangor , Perlis or Kedah and for Sabah to win is quite difficult based on current strenght)I may agree the chances of winning is not there but still, you don’t feel nice if people tell you the fact, this is human nature….and also the nature of the crazy soccer fans….like me and also your lover.

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