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Manchester United fan commits suicide after Newcastle defeat - reports

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A Manchester United fan is thought to have committed suicide after watching the Premier League champions lose to Newcastle United.

Widespread reports have suggested the Kenyan, who is reported to be 23-year-old John Jimmy Macharia, jumped to his death from the seventh floor of a building.

Mr Macharia told his friends he could not stand the thought of seeing his beloved Manchester United lose two games in a row, before jumping to his death.

Nairobi County police chief Benson Kibue said on the incident: "All witness accounts suggest he committed suicide because the team lost but officers are still talking to those who were with him as part of the investigations into the incident.

"It is not the first time we are losing a young man because of the football in England, which is far away from us. They need to know that is just a game."

You can watch a report of the tragic incident, which was brought to our attention by 101 Great Goals, above.

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