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Fan's death blamed on Euro sleeplessness
Fox News, June 26th, 2012 3:08AM

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Because of the time difference, watching European Championship games live in China requires middle-of-the-night viewing.

Jiang Xiaoshan, a Chinese soccer fan, died from exhaustion June 19 after staying up every night to watch the Euros with his friends. He reportedly went 11 nights without sleep.

After watching Italy defeat Ireland, the 26-year-old fan went back to his home in Changsha, took a shower and fell asleep -- and never woke up.

Sources claim that the combined effects of alcohol, tobacco and sleep deprivation were to blame for his death. Xiaoshan's friends were left shocked after learning of his death, stating that he lived a "relatively healthy life."

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  1. Carlos Thys
    commented on: June 27, 2012 at 4:47 a.m.
    Maybe someone should tell them about DVD players? DVD recorders? Or sites like ESPN3 where one can watch a match 2 hours later, 8 hours later, or 2 days later. ESPN is not the only one offering this. And, goodness, others post to YouTube the best 10 - 12 minutes of highlights per game within hours after the final whistle. Most of these game are rather dull; 12 minutes of highlights more than suffices. Yes, this presupposes that China does not block this internet access and that this 26 year old has a computer with internet access available to him. Maybe someone should tell him that he is a man, and real adults have to make choices. Like just watching 3 or 4 games max per week live -- as one has responsibilities in life that take precedent. Rather stupid for a 26 year old. (Yet there are literally tens of thousands of people around the globe under the age of 38-40 now who do this very thing with video games, computer games, online games. World of Warcraft is just one of many such games.)


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