Repeat after me. It’s just sports. It’s really not that important. And as stupid as it is to get into brawls over your favorite team, it’s a thousand times worse to actually take your life over a tough loss. But that’s just what one Arsenal fan did after his side was knocked out in the Champions’ League semifinals yesterday.
After the Gunners fell to Manchester United 3-1, 29-year-old Suleiman Omondi went home from a bar in Nairobi, Kenya, and hanged himself on his balcony. He was still wearing his Arsenal shirt. Jesus.
If every fan killed themselves after a bad loss, Detroit would be a deserted, post-apocalyptic wasteland. Wait.
Omondi was a huge Arsenal fan, and had to be restrained from attacking another patron at the bar who suggested that it might be tough to overcome an early 2-goal deficit. He was drinking, friends confirmed.
“We were watching the match at Bamba 70 pub, and when Arsenal was defeated, Suleiman just walked out in protest and he was crying,” Calvin Otieno, one of his friends, told reporters.
Police said they were called to Omondi’s house on Wednesday morning. “What we are gathering is this suicide is related to the Arsenal and Manchester match,” local Embakasi area police chief David Bunei told reporters.
So there you go. You can’t ever say Cristiano Ronaldo never killed a man.