Football match stopped for a medical emergency
Lincoln City’s game against Doncaster was stopped for 25 minutes due to a medical emergency in the crowd last night.
Referee Benjamin Speedie blew his whilst to pause play around the 65th minute mark.
As a result of the emergency, the players left the pitch to allow medics to help the person involved.
Players returned onto the pitch after 25 minutes as the fan in the crowd was reported as being “conscious and breathing”
The supporter was then taken out of the stadium to receive further medical attention.
Although their condition is unknown, an eyewitness said:
“He was carried away on a stretcher, which can only be a positive sign”
Lincoln and Doncaster both took to Twitter to offer their best wishes.
Lincoln City tweeted: “The club would like to extend our best wishes to the individual”
Doncaster said: “The thoughts of everyone at the club are with the supporter”
The Lincolnite stated that the “swift action” of club officials, medical staff and the crowd deserved praise.
Medical staff at football grounds across the globe have evidenced how vital quick action can be.
Fans will remember the upsetting scenes at Euro 2020 after Danish International, Christian Eriksen went into cardiac arrest and required urgent care on the pitch.
The match between Lincoln City and Doncaster finished 1-0, Doncaster taking the three points back home.
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