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Fan commits suicide after Arsenal defeat

Discussion in 'Habari na Hoja mchanganyiko' started by streetwiser, May 9, 2009.

  1. streetwiser

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    Wednesday, May 6 05:19 pm

    A Kenyan man hanged himself wearing his beloved Arsenal's shirt after their Champions League defeat to Manchester United.

    Suleiman Omondi, 29, was found hanged at his home in a middle-class Nairobi estate shortly after leaving distraught from the pub where he had watched Arsenal lose 3-1 in their Champions League semi-final at the Emirates Stadium on Tuesday.

    Bar attendants said they earlier had to intervene after Mr Omondi lunged at a man who suggested his team would not recover from conceding two early goals.

    "He took some drinks and broke down in tears within the final minutes of the match," a fellow bar patron said.

    Police said they were called to Mr 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 said.

    Brawls are common in Kenya during football matches and there have been other related suicides reported in the past.