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I’m all for the fans who are willing to go the extra mile to support their teams. I, for one, would stay awake and watch the Pirates play a 45-inning marathon in the World Series. One crazy World Cup fanatic decided to do just that–he stayed awake to watch every game of the World Cup.
Due to time zone differences, the World Cup games are being broadcast overnight and into the early hours of the morning in China. Ultimately, sleep deprivation led to this man’s untimely death.
From China Daily:
An overnight session watching the FIFA World Cup may have caused the death of a 25-year-old man in the eastern Chinese city of Suzhou, said a local hospital on Monday..Doctors in the Xiangcheng People’s Hospital to which he was sent said they suspect his death was linked to staying up late watching the games, which are taking place in the middle of the night in China due to the time difference with tournament host country Brazil.
He not only braved the graveyard hours to watch the games, but also did so with China failing to qualify for this year’s World Cup. That is quite the dedication.
[via China Daily]
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