Soccer Saves Man's Life: Being a Cardiff City fan for 40 years helped save the life of Leslie Hayes. The 58-year-old had spent six days on the floor of his home after falling ill and becoming too weak to get up. Friends became alarmed when he didn't show up for the road match against Oxford United on Aug. 10 and notified police. "The days were going on and on and on," Hayes said. Cardiff City won 3-1.