Portsmouth mourn fan who died at pre-season friendly

Date published: Sunday 23rd July 2017 11:58

Portsmouth have confirmed the death of a fan who fell ill during their friendly against Bournemouth on Saturday.

The spectator received treatment during the interval of the the match, which Premier League side Bournemouth won 2-1, but it was unsuccessful.

A statement on www.portsmouthfc.co.uk read: “The club are sad to announce that a Pompey fan has passed away after falling ill at today’s match.

“The incident occurred during the half-time break and the start of the second half was delayed while he received treatment.

“Despite valiant attempts by medical staff – who were quickly on hand to administer CPR – and following transportation to QA Hospital, he was unable to be revived.

“Next of kin have been notified and our thoughts are with them at this time.”

Bournemouth tweeted: “The thoughts and prayers of everyone at #afcb are with the family and all connected at this difficult time.”

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