Four football matches interrupted due to medical incidents in the stands


Four matches had to be stopped in the football championship this afternoon after medical incidents in the stands.

Fulham, Oldham, Bradford and Wycombe all had their home games temporarily halted as people in the crowd needed treatment.

Fulham saw their match against Blackpool interrupted after 16 minutes as emergency services went to treat a fan.

Referee Peter Bankes took the players off the pitch while the supporter received medical treatment. Footage showed fans waving flags to shield the patient from sight, as medics attended to the individual.

There was a delay of over half an hour before play could resume, with Fulham confirming on Twitter that the supporter had been taken to hospital.

We send our thoughts and best wishes for a full and speedy recovery,” the club said.

Meanwhile, at Oldham a fan fell ill early in their League Two clash with Rochdale.

Play resumed at Boundary Park after a 23-minute break, with Oldham tweeting that the fan was ‘responsive and receiving treatment’ and later adding that he was ‘in hospital in stabilized condition’.

“A heartfelt thank you to the supporters who promptly alerted the stewards and medical team in the upper main stand,” the club said.

The League 1 match between Wycombe and MK Dons went by for minutes as a fan was seen in the stands after falling ill.

Wycombe added on Twitter: “A young supporter who fell momentarily ill on the terrace in the first half is feeling well and being treated in the first aid room.

In Bradford, the club said their clash with Crawley was delayed because a fan “looked uncomfortable”. They were then taken away by the club’s medical team.


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