I have a feeling there's more to this story from the BBC than meets the eye at the moment:

World Cup official shot himself

Berlin's top World Cup official shot himself in the head just hours after the tournament ended and is now fighting for his life, police say.

Juergen Kiessling, 65, was rushed to hospital from his house in Reinickendorf, a suburb of Berlin, after a neighbour heard the shot.

I did hear that Frank Lampard, Jamie Carragher and Steven Gerrard tried something similar but were left completely unharmed.