Two supporters of Real Madrid football club, Spain, slumped and died in Lagos on Saturday night.
Both supporters, according to eye witnesses were alleged to have slumped and died during the UEFA champions final match between Atletico Madrid and Real Madrid on Saturday.
It was gathered that they slumped and died, following the inability of Real Madrid to equalise the one goal lead of Atletico Madrid before the full time of 90 minutes.
Real Madrid eventually won the match by four goals to Atletico Madrid’s one.
The deceased, Mr. Olusoga Ogunbanjo (39), a refrigerator technician at No 23A, Smith Street, off Evan Street, Lagos Island and Mr. Bambo Sholeye,(42), a staff of the Lagos State Waste Management Authority (LAWMA), of No 49/51 Apatira Street, off Olushi Street, Lagos Island were die hard followers of Real Madrid.
Ogunbanjo, popularly known as Soga by his friends,was said to have gone to shave at a saloon on Okepopo Street, off Olushi Street and decided to watch the match with other football fans gathered at the place.
The shop owner, Danku said: “Soga came to shave and after shaving, he decided to watch the UEFA champions league final match between Real Madrid and Atletico Madrid and when it was 90 minutes and Real Madrid has not levelled-up with the one goal deficit, there was tension among fans that Real Madrid had lost the match.
“It was a boy sitting beside Soga that noticed how he slumped on him and raised the alarm. We quickly rushed him to the emergency section of the Lagos General Hospital, where he was confirmed dead by medical doctors on duty.”
Sholeye who had also watched the match at a nearby shop had left the place in frustration after regulation time, lamenting the failure of Real Madrid to equalise the one goal scored by Atletico Madrid in the first half of the match.
His relatives said the angry Sholeye brought out a chair in front of his house to relax when suddenly he slumped.
Family members and neighbours rushed him to the General hospital for medical attention but were told he had already died.
Family members and relatives could not but wonder in pains why their loved ones would lose their lives just because of a mere football match which was not even played in Nigeria.