Manchester United lost to Newcastle United in Saturday’s early kickoff in the English Premier League.United’s loss did not end on the football pitch. 28-year old Kenyan, John Macharia, plunged to his death from a multi-storey apartment block in the capital, Nairobi according to the BBC.
The current Premier League champions find themselves 13 points behind leaders Arsenal after 15 rounds of matches.
“Macharia jumped from seventh floor of an apartment at Pipeline Estate after realising that his team Manchester United lost 1-0 to Newcastle at Old Trafford and committed suicide,” said Nairobi’s County Police Commander Benson Kibui.
This is not the 1st time something of this nature is occurring in Kenya. In 2009,Arsenal fan,Suleiman Omondi, 29, was found hanging in his flat after the Gunners were trounced 3-1 by Manchester United in the second leg of a Champions League semi-final.
Kibui urged football-obsessed Kenyan fans to support local teams rather than foreign clubs who do not have a link to the East African nation.
“The football fans should enjoy the matches… but they should not commit suicide since life is very precious,” Kibui added.