Barcelona Fan, Teri dies of ‘over excitement’ while celebrating PSG thrashing in Adamawa

Mr Teri, a trader who was described as a staunch Barcelona fan, slumped and died while celebrating Barcelona's winner.

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Barcelona forward Luis Suarez prepares to throw his shirt to the fans as he celebrates their 6-1 victory in the Champions League round of 16 second leg against Paris Saint-Germain FC at the Camp Nou stadium in Barcelona on March 8, 2017

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A Barcelona fan, Teri died while celebrating the 6-1 thrashing of Paris Saint-Germain on Wednesday, March 8 in Yola, Adamawa.

Barcelona made the biggest comeback in Champions League history, thrashing Paris Saint-Germain 6-1 to overturn a 4-0 deficit from the first leg.

Sergi Roberto scored in the fifth minute of stoppage time to seal the famous win.

Sergi Roberto play Sergi Roberto scored Barcelona's winner against PSG (AFP)

 

It was while he was celebrating the winning goal that the Nigerian fan who has been identified as just Teri died.

According to witnesses in Yola, Adamawa, Teri was watching the game at a local centre when the tragic incident happened.

Mr Teri, a trader who was described as a staunch Barcelona fan came with some of his relatives to watch the game at the viewing centre.

Fan, Teri dies of ‘over excitement’ while celebrating PSG thrashing in Adamawa play Barcelona fan, Teri dies of ‘over excitement’ while celebrating PSG thrashing in Adamawa (Facebook)

 

The store owner was said to have slumped while celebrating the goal and died a few minutes later.

His body was later deposited at the mortuary of the nearby Yola Specialist Hospital.

With deepest sympathy, I regret to announce the dead of Teri (west). A shop owner at upper luggere opposite peace hospital yesternight 8.03.2017 as a result of jubilation of a football match between Barcelona vs PSG,” a Yola resident, Mohammed Umar wrote on Twitter.

Mixed Feelings in My Area as Barca wins Yesterday. We Lost Teri (West),” Maulud Usman a former chairman of Yola Central Development Area also wrote on Facebook.

Fan, Teri dies of ‘over excitement’ while celebrating PSG thrashing in Adamawa play Fan, Teri dies of ‘over excitement’ while celebrating PSG thrashing in Adamawa (Facebook)

 

"He lost His Life immediately the winning Goal was scored. Teri is a Die hard fan of Barca, He owns a provision shop at upper Luggere opposite peace Hospital here in Jimeta.

Although not confirmed yet the main cause of his death but it has to do with a heart attack, over excitement I guess. I wish the family and the people of luggere the fortitude to bear the loss of our own.

Barcelona players play Barcelona players celebrate against PSG (AFP)

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Luis Suarez opened scoring for Barcelona on their big night before a Layvin Kurzawa own goal and Lionel Messi's penalty made it 3-0.

An Edinson Cavani goal in the second half nearly spoilt the party while Neymar stepped up with a late brace before Roberto scored the winner in stoppage time.

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