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Old 06-27-2012, 03:34 PM
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Man Dies After Watching Euro for 11 Straight Days





Can you be too big of a soccer fan? Jiang Xiaoshan, a Chinese man with an extreme passion for sports, watched the Euro 2012 tournament for 11 straight days. He died of exhaustion on Tuesday morning.




The Daily Telegraph reports that because of the time difference, Xiaoshan was forced to watch the Euro 2012 matches at night. Xiaoshan would go to work during the day and then stay up all night watching soccer with his friends. The sports fan kept this routine up for 11 sleepless days.

Sina.com reports that Xiaoshan returned home to get ready for work after the Ireland verse Italy match on Tuesday morning. He took a shower, then took a small nap before work. Unfortunately, he never woke up.

The Daily Telegraph reports that Xiaoshan smoked cigarettes and drank alcohol during his 11 day sport watching bender, which in addition to his chronic exhaustion, contributed to his death.

Xiaoshan’s friends said that they were shocked by his death because he lived a relatively healthy lifestyle.

Surprisingly, this isn’t the first time that a sports fan has suffered health issues from watching too much soccer. Several people were admitted to the hospital during the World Cup in 2006 and 2010 after watching soccer continuously for days.

Read more at Too Much Euro 2012: http://www.inquisitr.com/261478/too-...straight-days/

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Re: Man Dies After Watching Euro for 11 Straight Days

2 games a day = 3 and a half hours.
unless he worked for 20 hours a day he had plenty of time to sleep in the evening.

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Re: Man Dies After Watching Euro for 11 Straight Days

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2 games a day = 3 and a half hours.
unless he worked for 20 hours a day he had plenty of time to sleep in the evening.
I was just thinking the same.

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Re: Man Dies After Watching Euro for 11 Straight Days

Was about to give him credit for dedication but KH nulled that

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Re: Man Dies After Watching Euro for 11 Straight Days

Perhaps there was a lot of drinking and smoking going on. Oh and them Chinese work like ungodly hours just to get by.

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2 games a day = 3 and a half hours.
unless he worked for 20 hours a day he had plenty of time to sleep in the evening.
The first game started at 1700hrs the second at 1945hrs finishing at 2130 let's round it up to 5 hrs add to that lets say a hour and a half to and from work giving us 8hrs. That gives him a 16hr work day Which sounds about right to me

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The first game started at 1700hrs the second at 1945hrs finishing at 2130 let's round it up to 5 hrs add to that lets say a hour and a half to and from work giving us 8hrs. That gives him a 16hr work day Which sounds about right to me
Thanked for using military time.

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Thanked for using military time.
Hate this military time. Husband uses it all the time.

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Death by football

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Re: Man Dies After Watching Euro for 11 Straight Days

I'd have to live on Red Bull and Astro Belts just to stay awake 3 nights. What a daft man. He should have 'GOAL!' on his headstone as an ironic laugh

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