A Fulham supporter died after collapsing during a game against Blackpool



Paul Parish, a Fulham supporter, died on Saturday afternoon after collapsing during the Cottagers’ Championship match against Blackpool.


After a medical emergency inside Craven Cottage, the game was delayed for a while in the first half.

Referee Peter Bankes ordered both teams’ players to leave the field and return to their locker rooms.

Parish collapsed in the stands and died of a heart attack. He was transported to the hospital on a stretcher.

After a restart, the game ended 1-1, with Josh Bowler’s second-half strike canceling out Aleksandar Mitrovic’s sixth-minute attempt.

Fulham has confirmed that the supporter has 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.