‘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.