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Manchester United Fan Commits Suicide After Weekend Defeat, Says Report

manchester united Manchester United Fan Commits Suicide After Weekend Defeat, Says Report

A Manchester United supporter in Kenya committed suicide on Saturday after his favorite team lost against Newcastle United, according to a report from Africa.

Local police reported that the United supporter John Macharia jumped from the seventh floor of a building, and died instantly.

The police chief told local radio:

“I confirm that we received the news of a young man who could not stand to see his Manchester United team lose, and instead decided he can die for the sake of a team that is miles far away in Europe.

“We are treating this matter as a case and since this is not the first time we have received such cases, I wish to advice football fans in our country to rather support Harambee Stars than those teams in England who does not recognize them.”

Our condolences go out to the family and friends of John Macharia.

Just last month, an Arsenal fan lost his house in a bet with a Manchester United supporter when the two soccer fans placed a bet in Uganda.

Editor’s note: For the latest Red Devils news, analysis and opinion, visit the Manchester United team page.

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3 Responses to Manchester United Fan Commits Suicide After Weekend Defeat, Says Report

  1. abdirahman says:

    stuggering.just stuggering to hear.this is not the first time it happened.it was same when united beat arsenal a guy lost his life in uganda.how an earth is this happening again and again.

  2. Frill Artist says:

    Brings a whole new meaning to the phrase “MUFC till I die”.

  3. Karol says:

    In my opinion this doesn`t show how much fans in Africa love their favorite PL club. It illustrates untreated mental health issues in Africa IMO.

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