PSG fan in Gabon fatally stabbed friend over mockery of humiliating football team loss to Barcelona

Staff Reporter
Barcelona

A supporter of the French football team Paris Saint-Germain (PSG) killed a friend who was mocking him over the Champions League match loss to Barcelona FC on 8 March.

A court in the Central African country of Gabon heard that the 18-year-old stabbed his friend in the neck over post-match drinks in the capital Libreville, a judicial source told AFP.

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The intoxicated young man, who was fed up with the relentless mockery of the team's humiliating 6-1 loss to Barcelona, reportedly killed the friend in a fit of rage.

The victim died on the spot and the attacker confessed to the killing, although he said it was not intentional.

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The French football team had virtually secured its place in the Champions League's quarter finals after winning the first leg 4-0 in Paris. Barcelona had to win with a five-goal difference to advance to the next stage of the competition.

The Spanish team's incredible victory was labelled as one of the greatest Champions League comebacks of all time.

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