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EFL apologise for live streaming paramedics trying to save Exeter fan’s life across the globe

The EFL have issued an apology after scenes of paramedics trying to save an Exeter fan’s life was broadcasted across the globe.

The Grecians’ League Two clash with Stevenage at St James Park on Tuesday evening was stopped around fifteen minutes into the game after a supporter in the stands required urgent medical attention.

He was given CPR by paramedics before paramedics took him out of the ground and into an ambulance.

EFL have been slammed however after the distressing scenes were shown as they unfolded around the globe on iFollow, which allows fans to pay £10 to watch live coverage of midweek matches.

Supporters in the stands urged the referee to stop the game as stewards rushed over to help until more help arrived.

An EFL spokesman said: “Following a medical incident at the League having been caught on camera and broadcast, the EFL would like to apologise for any distress caused and offer our best wishes to the individual concerned.

“All camera operators will be reminded of their responsibilities in such circumstances.”

Exeter went on to beat Stevenage 1-0 thanks to a goal from Dean Moxey goal at the end of the first half.

After the game, the club issued a statement saying: “The thoughts of everyone at Exeter City continue to be with the fan who was taken ill at yesterday’s game as well as his family.

“The supporter, who suffered a cardiac arrest, was taken to hospital and we wish him a speedy recovery.”

 

After the sad events unfolded, fans and players of Exeter took to social media to send their best wishes, supporters also slammed EFL for showing it on iFollow – check out those tweets on the next page.

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