Fans in ‘life-threatening condition’ after collapsing during Sunderland vs Burton Albion

The League One fixture between Sunderland and Burton Albion was suspended for around 45 minutes on Tuesday night following a medical emergency at the Stadium of Light

A medical emergency unfolds during Sunderland's game against Oxford on Tuesday night
A medical emergency unfolds during Sunderland’s game against Oxford on Tuesday night

A football fan in serious condition after collapsing in Sunderland’s clash with Burton Albion on Tuesday night.

The medical emergency happened in the West stand at the Stadium of Light just before 8pm, preventing Prize one fixed for about 45 minutes.

Northumbrian Police then confirmed that the man was taken to a nearby hospital and is now in a “life-threatening condition”.

“The police were present at Sunderland v Burton Albion match yesterday when a man in the stands collapsed,” read a police statement Wednesday morning.

“At around 19:50, paramedics were on the scene and the man was taken to hospital in a life-threatening condition.

“Police have stood by this incident and we wish the man a full recovery in the hands of medical professionals.”

The players were taken off the pitch after a medical emergency, with a delay lasting approximately 45 minutes


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New Sunderland manager Alex Neil and opposite Jimmy Floyd Hasselbaink sent their best wishes to the fans after the match drew 1-1.

“Our thoughts are with the boy and his family,” Neil said. “There is nothing worse than when something happens to yourself, and you feel helpless.

“I don’t know what the outcome is [the medical attention] but our thoughts are with him and his family. “

Burton’s manager Hasselbaink added: “I hope that he [the supporter] Really good recovery. Our thoughts are with him and his family…who is more important than the game. “

Several football matches this calendar year have been suspended due to medical emergencies, including Recent clash between Newcastle and Aston Villa.

A Fulham supporter has passed away after suffering a heart attack during the team’s game against Blackpool at Craven Cottage in January.

According to the report of The Independentthe increase in suspensions due to medical emergencies affecting the health and safety of supporters takes precedence over football actions.

As Tuesday’s state of emergency unfolds at the Stadium of Light, Sunderland’s Twitter The account read: “Everyone at Sunderland sends their fans their best wishes.”

Burton’s Twitter account added: “Our thoughts and best wishes go to the relevant supporters in the home side of the crowd.”

Tuesday’s results leave Sunderland sixth in League One, one point ahead of Wycombe Wanderers in seventh and 10 points behind Wigan Athletic in second.

A medical emergency occurred in the crowd at the Stadium of Light


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Burton, meanwhile, is in the middle of the table – 12 points above the play-off spots and 14 points above the relegation zone.

Rotherham United is currently leading the rankings, 9 points ahead of MK Dons in 3rd place with one game left in hand.

Oxford United and Plymouth Argyle are the two remaining teams currently occupying the play-off spots.

Several clubs are still hunting for promotion to the Championship, including Sheffield Wednesday, Ipswich Town and Bolton Wanderers.

At the bottom of the table, Crewe Alexandra is 24th – ten points away from safety after losing seven consecutive games.

Four teams are relegated from League One each season, with Morecambe, Doncaster Rovers and Gillingham also sitting in the relegation zone.

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