Thousands flock to UK football stadiums to witness their favourite teams play but not every day does going to a game cost you your life.
The Mirror reports this weekend that Gunners fan Tashan Daniel was on his way to see Arsenal play on Saturday night when he was stabbed to death in a “senseless attack”. at a Tube station in front of shocked commuters.
“The 20-year-old was on his way to watch his beloved Arsenal take on Nottingham Forest just before 4pm,” the report said.
“British Transport Police said two other men provoked a fight with the pair, during which one stabbed Tashan in front of horrified passengers.
A Chief Inspector said the victim was an “upstanding young man”, who “did not deserve to lose his life during this senseless attack”.
The young man “had only just celebrated his 20th birthday”.
“His family are completely broken by this news,” the report added.
“Witnesses reported seeing blood and a person performing CPR on the victim as the Underground station was evacuated in the wake of the stabbing.
“Members of the public as well as paramedics and police officers tried to save the aspiring athlete, but he died on board a Tube carriage.
“The suspects ran out of the station towards Auriol Drive and a knife was found nearby.”
A spokesman for the Premier League club said: “Everyone at Arsenal Football Club is shocked and deeply saddened to learn of the tragic passing of Arsenal fan Tashan Daniel.
“Our thoughts are with Tashan’s family and friends at this sad time.”
Tashan’s death was “one of three separate violent deaths in west London in two days”, this past weekend.