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27th Aug 2016

Football fan dies after collapsing in the stands during Everton v Stoke City

Terrible news.

Conor Heneghan

A 51-year old man has passed away in hospital after collapsing at Goodison Park during Everton’s victory over Stoke City on Saturday afternoon.

The fan was in attendance to see Everton’s 1-0 win over Stoke when he collapsed in the stands.

Everton released a statement on Saturday evening confirming that the fan passed away at Aintree Hospital shortly after having been taken there by ambulance from Goodison Park.

A statement read:

‘Everton is deeply saddened to report that the 51-year-old fan taken ill during today’s game against Stoke City has passed away in hospital.

‘The thoughts and prayers of everybody at the football club are with his family and friends.

‘The fan, who was seated in the Sir Philip Carter Park Stand for the game, became unwell just after 4.15pm. Police officers, an off duty doctor and paramedics performed CPR on the supporter prior to the arrival of an ambulance.

‘He was taken to Aintree Hospital where he passed away a short time later.

‘The Club will continue to provide all the support possible to the family.’

Everton’s opponents on the day, Stoke City, also extended their sympathies to the family and friends of the fan who died.