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Chinese Football Fan Dies After Going 11 Nights Without Sleep To Watch Every Euro 2012 Match

A Chinese football fan died after going 11 nights without sleep as he tried to watch every single kick of the ball of Euro 2012.

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

Because of the time difference, he reportedly stayed up each night with friends and then went to work the following day.
Tragic: A Chinese football fan died after the Ireland v Italy match after going 11 nights without sleep as he tried to watch every single kick of the ball of Euro 2012

Tragic: A Chinese football fan died after the Ireland v Italy match after going 11 nights without sleep as he tried to watch every single kick of the ball of Euro 2012

Following the Ireland versus Italy match, Sina.com 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.

It is not the first time a Chinese football fan has suffered from trying to keep up with their on-pitch heroes.
Exhaustion: There has been a worrying increase in people suffering from sleep deprivation in recent years from watching too much TV or being online

Exhaustion: There has been a worrying increase in people suffering from sleep deprivation in recent years from watching too much TV or being online
During the Germany 2006 and South Africa 2010 World Cups reports surfaced of people being admitted to hospital after their bodies broke down from not sleeping.

Sleep deprivation from playing online video games is a huge problem in South Korea.

Earlier this year video game addicts in the country were told they could have the amount of time they spend playing limited to just four hours per day.

The country’s government said it was looking at introducing a ‘Cooling Off’ system to regulate the time students play in a 24-hour period.

It wants to stamp out online bullying, and stem a number of suicides attributed to internet and video game addiction.

Their game will switch off after two hours, where they will be given a 10 minute rest, and can then only log again in once for a maximum two hours in the following 24 hours.

It follows the Shutdown Law, passed in November, which bans gamers under the age of 16 from playing between midnight and 6am.

Fears are growing in South Korea that rampant gaming will lead to more deaths if the system is not introduced.

In February, in Taiwan, a young gamer lay dead in an internet cafe for nine hours before anyone noticed.

Chen Rong-yu, 23, was thought to have suffered a heart attack after playing League of Legends for 23 hours straight.

He was apparently still sat on the chair with his hands stretched out in front of the keyboard as if he was still playing in the cafe in New Taipei City.

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25 Responses to Chinese Football Fan Dies After Going 11 Nights Without Sleep To Watch Every Euro 2012 Match

  1. gibz

    June 26, 2012 at 1:37 pm

    fist one to coment!

  2. nshendi

    June 26, 2012 at 1:41 pm

    Sorry

  3. Sweerie pie

    June 26, 2012 at 1:49 pm

    hahahahah
    I find this morbidly funny but sad

  4. MundiaM

    June 26, 2012 at 1:53 pm

    They use drugs to stay awake for so long hence having heart failures. A normal person will surely just naturally sleep after being up for more than 24 -48 hours. This is true even for people suffering from insomnia. It does not matter where they are as long as they just relax for a minute after being awake for 48 hours, they will sleep.

  5. jbc

    June 26, 2012 at 1:55 pm

    ubushilu

  6. martin

    June 26, 2012 at 2:18 pm

    for the love the game football.ole ole!shame to da man football shud honor u 4 yo loyalty

  7. Friday Njikata

    June 26, 2012 at 2:18 pm

    One can not stay for 11 consecutive nights without sleep. The story is not true unless he was on drugs as MundiaM has put it.

  8. santiago

    June 26, 2012 at 2:26 pm

    fatigue kills please have at list 6-8hrs sleep

  9. ONETIME RELOADED

    June 26, 2012 at 2:54 pm

    guys ni dobo iyi nomba..hw can a normal person stay 11 nights without slleping..atasha…bye bye choncholee

  10. jj

    June 26, 2012 at 3:29 pm

    Das mata. 1 oro 2 chine from 1.5billy ,no mata

  11. Lies

    June 26, 2012 at 3:37 pm

    Is it 24 hours football

  12. Genaro

    June 26, 2012 at 3:50 pm

    Wow, for the love of the game.

  13. MUNYELO PWETE!

    June 26, 2012 at 4:02 pm

    Noooo! The chap died of Meningococcal Supranuclear Palsy!

  14. bangx

    June 26, 2012 at 4:21 pm

    its a lie how can u die 4 not sleepin? its like comtin suicide by holding yo breath!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  15. Witty

    June 26, 2012 at 4:45 pm

    Bullshit baTumfweko.What a pack of lies.These games are spaced in such a way that u can’t spend 11 hrs watching them even if its difference of time.Stop smoking the weed before sending your stories…stiopeti fools..!

  16. Pulamasaka

    June 26, 2012 at 6:32 pm

    very dull chap..hahahaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaa

  17. nyele

    June 26, 2012 at 7:55 pm

    Nangu nibu football fan!!!iyo awe Tata rest in peace

  18. Bazamuka

    June 26, 2012 at 8:54 pm

    If its true then football is being worshiped by some people, it has become a god.

  19. bokohalamu

    June 26, 2012 at 10:15 pm

    china man wa gwani , we eat football , we will die at the pich . peace

  20. chilu04

    June 27, 2012 at 8:14 am

    football is not 24hrs,he died of something.

  21. Wanyafye Tigers FC

    June 27, 2012 at 12:56 pm

    Hell

  22. Muyunda Munganguta

    June 27, 2012 at 1:32 pm

    This not true coz the games were not played one after the other unless if if u said the chap died of not having enough sleep

  23. mulenga

    June 27, 2012 at 1:48 pm

    iye natina,,,,m just going off sleep every day at 01.00am l dunno y…….help!

  24. Malchi

    June 27, 2012 at 3:15 pm

    Is that possible. I doubt it

  25. lucas

    June 29, 2012 at 9:57 am

    do you guys ever check your articles before posting them?
    too much repetition..plz, improve