The Fulham fan, named Paul Parish, collapsed during the Championship side’s clash with Blackpool on Saturday
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A Fulham fan has died after suffering a heart attack in the stands at Craven Cottage.
The Whites supporter, Paul Parish, collapsed in the Hammersmith End during his side’s Championship clash with Blackpool.
Medics from both clubs rushed to his aid and he received treatment in the stands, with other supporters providing privacy with flags.
The match was paused while this was ongoing and the players left the pitch and returned to their dressing rooms, on the orders of referee Peter Bankes.
Meanwhile, the fan was taken from the stand on a stretcher and transferred to an ambulance to be taken to the hospital.
Fulham confirmed the tragic news that Paul has since passed away later on Saturday.
A Fulham fan has died after suffering a heart attack
“It is with immense sadness that we inform fans of the passing of supporter, Paul Parish,” read a tweet on Fulham’s official Twitter page.
“Paul suffered a cardiac arrest and received treatment in the stand at this afternoon’s match before being transferred to hospital.
“Our condolences go out to Paul’s loved ones.”
Fulham were leading 1-0 before the incident, with the Championship’s top goalscorer Aleksandar Mitrovic netting in just the sixth minute.
Players left the pitch while the fan received treatment
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Blackpool equalised on 57 minutes through Josh Bowler to take a point from the contest.
Fulham centre-back Tim Read took to Twitter following the match to send a message to the fans affected by the tragic incident.
“To all those who witnessed and may be struggling with what they saw…don’t be afraid to reach out and talk to someone,” wrote the American international.
“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.”