December 4, 2021

‘Medical emergency involving a fan’ delays kick-off in West Brom’s clash against Bristol City

‘Medical emergency involving a fan’ delays kick-off in West Brom’s clash against Bristol City at the Hawthorns by 15 minutes… with supporter taken ill inside the ground days after Newcastle cardiac arrest incident

Kick-off was delayed by 15 minutes in West Brom‘s Championship fixture against Bristol City this afternoon after a medical emergency involving a supporter.

The concerning development was confirmed by the club in a social media post ahead of the game getting underway – and comes in light of the incident that saw a fan suffer a cardiac arrest at Newcastle last weekend.

‘Owing to a medical emergency involving a fan inside the stadium, kick-off has been delayed by 15 minutes,’ West Brom’s tweet read. ‘Our thoughts and prayers are with the supporter. We’re all with you.’ 

A medical team was required to help the stricken supporter, who was then placed onto a stretcher, pictures from inside The Hawthorns have revealed.

Bristol City have also shared their support, saying: ‘The thoughts of Bristol City are with those affected.’

More to follow. 

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