In 2005, a guy hanged himself because his favorite football team was 3 goals behind. After suicide, his favorite team won.
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|In 2005, a guy hanged himself because his favorite football team was 3 goals behind. After suicide, his favorite team won. by spartacuslastman: 8:02 am On July 1, 2018|
A DEPRESSED Liverpool fan killed himself as his
team trailed 3-0 at half time to AC Milan in the
Champions League final.
An inquest on Mark Houghton, 43, heard that he
was found by his girl-friend Jacqueline Young at
9pm on May 25, when defeat for Liverpool looked
He was found hanging by a leather belt from a
hook in the kitchen of his home in Darwen,
Liverpool went on to score three goals in the
second half of the game and, after penalties,
secured a historic fifth European Cup win.
Coroner Michael Singleton, sitting at Blackburn,
was told that Mr Houghton had suffered
depression since he lost his job as a forklift truck
driver as a result of an industrial accident two
The injury he suffered caused him almost
constant pain in his back and shoulders.
Ms Young said Mr Houghton was a lifelong Reds
fan. The death of Anfield legend Emlyn Hughes
last November had also greatly upset him.
She said: “I was not aware he was contemplating
suicide but I became aware that he was suffering
from depression two weeks before he died.”
Ms Young said she had known Mr Houghton since
they were teenagers and they had been a couple
for nine months.
Taking evidence from Ms Young, the coroner said:
“The night Mark died was the night of the
Champion’s League final. At 9pm, when you
found his body, Liverpool were 3-0 down.
“Is he the kind of person who would be affected
by a scoreline like that?”
Ms Young said: “I can’t think of a reason why he
would do this.”
Dr Ajeet Gupta, Mr Houghton’s GP, said he had
been treating him for depression since 2002 but
none of the treatments seemed to be effective.
He became worried about his patient’s state of
mind and referred him to mental health
Recording a suicide verdict, Mr Singleton said:
“He was in his home where he could not
reasonably expect to be discovered in the short-