An Arsenal supporter has died after seeing the Gunners fall behind in Saturday’s match against Stoke City.
According to Information Nigeria, Dominic Ejimba was watching the match with family and friends when tragedy struck. Ejimba was watching the game and joking throughout the match, but when Jesé put Stoke ahead he couldn’t bear it.
Dominic’s friend and Liverpool fan Chuks Amaku said: “Dom is dead. He slumped immediately Stoke City scored a goal. Before my uncle, Hezekiah Amaku, could rush him to the hospital, he died.”
The man’s brother has also spoken about the incident, saying: “It is unfortunate and saddening because he has left a very young wife and three little kids. His demise pains.”
Dominic was only in his early 40s and reportedly used to close his shop to watch the team play, refusing to eat on occasion if they lost. It all goes to show the level of commitment that Arsenal fans have to the club all over the world.
But at the same time, if it starts to become a matter of life and death then it’s gone too far. Much as we all love Arsenal, to hear that someone died because of the misfortunes of the team is something that we should never have to hear.
Football is more than a game to many of us, but hopefully most of us also know when to stop and take a step back. For Dominic, this seemingly wasn’t possible, and our thoughts are with his family and friends at this time.