Chinese soccer fan dies after going eleven days without sleep watching every Euro 2012 match

We completely understand that Euro 2012 is serious business across the pond. But we had no idea that it was serious enough to go without sleep to ensure that not a minute was missed.

Well, that’s what Chinese supporter of England and France Jiang Xiaoshan attempted to do for eleven days straight. But unfortunately, the lack of sleep caught up with him and he died from exhaustion.

Jiang Xiaoshan, said to be supporting England and France in the tournament, died of exhaustion on Tuesday morning.

Following the Ireland versus Italy match, said he went back to his Changsha home at 5am on Tuesday, 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 football for his university team just a couple of years before.

Sources 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.

[Daily Mail]

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