In Unprecedented Numbers
Due to the sharp increase in medical emergencies at games, in March 2022 the EFL (English Football League) told supporters to NOT alert the players in the event of a medical emergency in the crowd… 1https://www.mirror.co.uk/sport/football/news/medical-emergencies-crowd-football-grounds-26562478
Then in August 2022, The Premier League introduced a new rule to NOT stop games for medical emergencies, so medical staff can “fulfil their duties without most people knowing anything” … 2https://www.dailystar.co.uk/sport/football/premier-league-medical-emergencies-rule-27654385
… a compilation of media reports from the past year or so, of fans collapsing in the stands at games (and often dying) due to a serious ‘medical emergency’.checkur6
This video includes short excerpts from the film ‘On the Record’ by Oracle Films (https://www.oraclefilms.com/mattletissier) featuring the Southhampton and England International legend Matt Le Tissier –
Matt Le Tissier played for 17 years at the top level, winning 8 caps for England. He is quoted as saying “In my career, I don’t remember a single game being halted because of an emergency in the crowd”
This is just soccer
Imagine if fan collapses at other events were included.
American Football. Baseball. Basketball. GAA football, hurling, camogie. Cricket. Rugby. Motor sport. Skiing. Boxing. Wrestling.