Manchester United fan drives minibus into Barcelona supporters, killing four people

A Manchester United football fan drove a minibus into a crowd of Barcelona supporters, killing four people after United lost in the European Champions League Final on Wednesday. Ten other people were reported wounded in the incident.

A police spokeswoman told Reuters news agency: “The driver passed the crowd, then made a U-turn and ran into them.”

He is now in police custody. Both teams have a large fan base in Nigeria.

“The man confessed to doing it on purpose,” police spokeswoman Rita Inoma Abbey told the BBC.

“He now says he doesn’t know why he did it, but it was an intentional act.”

Football fans across Africa closely follow the European leagues, which recruit some of the continent’s best players.

Earlier this month, a Kenyan Arsenal fan hanged himself after his team’s defeat in Champions League semi-final second leg by Manchester United.

I can’t emphasize this point enough: IT’S JUST A GAME. If you can’t handle your team losing to the point that you deem it necessary to take innocent lives because they root for a rival, then you shouldn’t follow sports – end of story.

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