Reports of a Barcelona football club fan who died Wednesday night in Yola, Adamawa State, after Sergi Roberto’s 95th minute goal of the round of 16 clash against PSG, has reached the media.
The fan, identified as Teri, died while celebrating the goal. Some witnesses said he died of “over excitement.
“Teri was watching the match at football show centre and he jumped up to celebrate the last goal scores by Barcelona, unfortunately, died celebrating,” a former chairman of Yola Central Development Area said.
He said Mr. Teri, a trader in the Luggere area of Yola and a “diehard” fan of Barcelona, went to watch the match with some of his relations, who later rushed him to hospital after he slumped.
The body was later deposited at the mortuary of the nearby Yola Specialist Hospital, he said.
There was no police officer on ground to confirm the news as at the time this report was being filed in.
The match which caught so many fans across the world holding their breath had so many adults both males and females shedding tears either of joy or disappointments.