A Beijing soccer fan refused to let the small matter of his house burning down disturb his enjoyment of Tuesday’s World Cup match between France and Spain.
A fire broke out in a hutong in the center of the Chinese capital at 3am local time Wednesday — kickoff time in Hanover — and gutted the traditional courtyard dwelling, the Beijing Daily Messenger reported.
“When the neighbors shouted ‘fire!’, I took my little baby and ran out in my nightclothes,” the man’s wife told the paper.
“My husband paid no attention to the danger, just grabbed the television and put it under his arm.
“After getting out of the house, he then set about finding an electric socket to plug in and continue watching his game.” [source]