Fulham fan passes away after collapsing during Blackpool game at Craven Cottage

A Fulham fan passed away after collapsing during the match against Blackpool

Paul Parish, A Fulham fan, has passed away after collapsing during The Cottagers Championship match against Blackpool on Saturday afternoon.

The game was postponed for some time in the first half after a medical emergency inside Craven Cottage.

Players from both sides left the pitch and returned to the dressing room under the orders of referee Peter Bankes.

Parish suffered a heart attack in the stands. He was put on a stretcher and rushed to hospital.

The game then restarted and would go on to end 1-1, with Josh Bowler’s strike in the second half cancelling out Aleksandar Mitrovic’s sixth minute effort.

It has now been confirmed by Fulham that the supporter sadly passed away.

“It is with immense sadness that we inform fans of the passing of supporter, Paul Parish,” a statement on the club’s website read.

“Paul suffered a cardiac arrest and received treatment in the Hammersmith Stand at this afternoon’s match before being transferred to the hospital. He sadly passed away this evening.

“Our condolences and the thoughts of everyone at Fulham Football Club go out to Paul’s family, friends and loved ones.

A Fulham fan sadly passed away after collapsing in the stands against Blackpool

“The family would like to thank the fans of Fulham and Blackpool for the respect and care they showed as well as all staff at Craven Cottage and at the hospital for their assistance, care and attention.

“Rest in Peace Paul.”

Fulham’s Tim Ream posted a heartfelt message on Twitter before the news was confirmed.

He wrote: “To all those who witnessed and may be struggling with what they saw…don’t be afraid to reach out and talk to someone. Reach out to me, to your loved ones, to anyone. You are not alone and others will be or have felt what you are feeling.”

Everyone at GiveMeSport sends our condolences to Paul’s friends and family.

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