Sleep deprivation is no laughing matter and one Chinese soccer fan has reportedly paid the ultimate price.
A 25-year-old man from Suzhou, near Shanghai, was found in front of his TV hours after the Netherlands beat Spain 5-1 in their first round game on Friday, which finished at around 5 am Chinese time.
According to the Xinhua news agency, doctors said the death was related to an excessive lack of sleep, but couldn’t be sure whether it was sheer exhaustion or a possible heart attack.
This unfortunate incident is not the first time a Chinese fan has died. A 26-year-old man reportedly passed away in 2012 after staying up every night to watch the Euros.
Unfortunately, those fans must have missed out on the counterfeit sick notes.