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