Fulham’s clash with Blackpool is suspended after medical emergency

Fulham‘s game against Blackpool at Craven Cottage was suspended because of a medical emergency about 10 minutes into the first half.

Medical staff from both clubs helped paramedics attending to an emergency in the Hammersmith Stand, with fans using flags to provide first responders with some privacy.

Referee Peter Bankes ordered both teams off the pitch as a result, before the game eventually resumed after a lengthy stoppage. 

Fulham fans used flags to provide paramedics with some privacy as they attended the scene

Fulham fans used flags to provide paramedics with some privacy as they attended the scene

‘The supporter being attended to is being transferred to the hospital. We’re sending our thoughts and best wishes for a full and speedy recovery,’ Fulham said in a tweet.

‘We will provide an update on the situation as soon as we have further information. 

Meanwhile, a similar incident unfolded at Boundary Park, where Oldham’s League Two game against Rochdale was also halted.   

Referee Peter Bankes halted the game and ordered the teams off the pitch at Craven Cottage

Referee Peter Bankes halted the game and ordered the teams off the pitch at Craven Cottage

Oldham said the fan was responsive and receiving treatment. 

‘A heartfelt thank you to supporters who alerted it quickly to the stewards and medical team in the Main Stand Upper,’ the club tweeted.

‘We will try to provide a further update but he is back responsive and receiving treatment.’ 

The game at Boundary Park has also restarted.

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