Jiang Xiaoshan Dies After Not Sleeping 11 Straight Nights While Watching Euro 2012

Honestly, I am surprised he lasted 11 days.

Soccer matches are very long, couldn’t he have caught a nap at the beginning and then woke up for the end?

Things to ponder while you read this.

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.

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.

He didn’t have any vacation days? Sick time?

Couldn’t just take a day off?

When I worked a Corporate job, during March Madness I always mysteriously had a cold. I feel bad for his family and friends, but he should have been smarter.