West Brom vs Bristol City suspended twice due to medical emergencies in the crowd
A West Brom and a Bristol City fan both collapsed
West Bromwich Albion's Championship fixture against Bristol City was suspended twice on Saturday due to two separate medical emergencies in the crowd.
The start of the match was delayed by 15 minutes after a West Brom supporter collapsed in the West Stand. Paramedics and ambulance staff were quickly on the scene to treat the man, before he was placed on a stretcher and taken to hospital.
The Baggies tweeted to say the game had been delayed "owing to a medical emergency involving a fan inside the stadium".
"Our thought and prayers are with the supporter. We're all with you," the club added.
Thankfully, the support was conscious and gave a thumbs-up gesture to the crowd as he exited the stadium.
Owing to a medical emergency involving a fan inside the stadium, kick-off has been delayed by 15 minutes.
Our thoughts and prayers are with the supporter. We're all with you 💙
— West Bromwich Albion (@WBA) October 23, 2021
Once the game had started, there was another stoppage as Nathan Baker collided with goalkeeper Daniel Bentley as Jordan Hugill ran through on goal.
The defender was treated and eventually lifted onto a stretcher - being replaced by Cameron Pring.
— Bristol City FC (@BristolCity) October 23, 2021
The second-half was also delayed after a Bristol City fan collapsed in the away end, with a defibrillator taken into the stands.
Bristol City tweeted: "The start of the second half will be delayed due to an ongoing medical emergency in the Bristol City supporters' end. Our thoughts are with those affected."
According to Sky Sports, the fan was treated and was conscious as he left the stadium.
The second half in the West Brom vs Bristol City match has been delayed again due to another medical emergency.
Best wishes go out to the fan involved.
— Football For All (@FootballlForAll) October 23, 2021
The game was able to come to a conclusion, with Valérien Ismaël's side running away 3-0 winners to remain in second position, six points behind league leaders Bournemouth.
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