Bromley have sadly had to confirm the death of a supporter with the National League match against Yeovil Town abandoned on Saturday.
Referee Lloyd Wood made the call to take both sets of players off the pitch with the game goalless, following a 45 minute delay, whilst supporters waited for further instructions the game was abandoned.
The game was stopped on seven minutes with the players waiting by the dug-outs before resuming play for a further four minutes.
Paramedics rushed over to the collapsed supporter in the stand behind the goal.
📰 | Game abandoned after medical emergency
A very sad day at Hayes Lane as Yeovil Town’s match with Bromley was abandoned with 11 minutes played due to a medical emergency.
— Gloverscast 🎙⚽️💚 (@gloverscast) December 3, 2022
Bromley Football Club can confirm that our home fixture with Yeovil Town on Saturday 3rd December was abandoned shortly after kick off due to a medical incident.
We wish to express our sincere gratitude to the supporters who flagged the incident, medical teams of both Clubs, as well as Doctors within the crowd who assisted stadium paramedics until the ambulance crew arrived and transferred them to hospital.
Despite the best efforts of all involved, the Club have since been informed that the supporter has sadly passed away. Everyone at Bromley Football Club is deeply saddened by this news and we extend our heartfelt condolences to the supporter’s friends and family.
For any supporters who may have been affected by today’s events, please be aware that the NHS have a 24 hour support line. More information can be found by clicking here.
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Yeovil captain Josh Staunton posted a message from the club’s players on Saturday afternoon, saying: From all the playing staff at Yeovil Town we send our thoughts and prayers to everyone involved in the incident at todays game.
“Credit to everyone in the stadium for their grace in a very difficult situation, especially both teams medical staff and the paramedics present.
“We send our regards to the person involved, their friends and family in really horrible circumstances.
“At times like this the whole football family rallies together and shows that it is more than just a game.
From all players at YTFC”
— Josh Staunton (@JoshStaunton55) December 3, 2022
Tributes pour in as Bromley sadly confirm the death of a supporter with the match against Yeovil abandoned in the 11th minute…
@gubster12: So sad watching everyone working on him to save his life, they were trying for so long and we were hoping it would be good news, never witnessed that before and don’t want to again, thoughts with the family
@Swanny003: Thoughts to the supporters family and friends, Rest in peace ❤️🕊️
@EmmaKatharine27: Awful news! Thoughts with the family!
@callumLtfc: very sad sending all my love to the supporters friends & family & anyone else who knew them ❤️
@imtaylor69: Condolences to the family and a thank you to the Bromley & Yeovil medical staff and the stewards for their efforts.
@WH_Unofficial: Horrible news, no one should go to football and not come home, RIP ❤️
@TattooedAndBald: Incredibly sad news. RIP
@Ben_Benneyworth: I honestly can’t think of anything more terrifying than going to a game (or any sporting event for that matter) and not coming back. My thoughts & condolences go out to that fans friends & family.
@NickJake1: Condolences to the family, no one should attend a football match and not return home 💙
@RobiMurf: Tragic news. Nobody should not come home from a football match
@FrejaLFC: This is heartbreaking, no one should go football and not come home – Condolences to his family & friends #YNWA
@CliveChalmers: Was at the game, terrible news, condolences to the family.
@paul_dorling: Sad news thoughts go out to all family and supporters
@DavidLe05532471: Condolences to the family, so sad this time of year.
@theelitephilz: Omg sorry to hear that 😭😭 Rest in Peace 🙏🙏
@RedBlueAndy: Just horrible news. RIP from Aldershot 😢😢
@tuckerb93: RIP to the fan, and my condolences to their friends and family
@_TJStone: Going to support your team and not return home with your own fans is heartbreaking, thoughts with everyone involved 😔💔
@LukeMorley94: Puts football into perspective. Heart wrenching
@spud8550: RIP to the Bromley fan who died at todays home game against Yeovil Town.
@MarinersUpthe: Just left the Town match and heard about the Bromley supporter. Truly devastating if true. At the end of the day, win lose or draw we just want to enjoy a day out with friends. The thought of not returning home one day is unbearable. Thoughts are with those affected.
@mjw96_ncfc: Good grief, that’s awful