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Sheffield Wednesday v Wycombe temporarily stopped as medics attend fan in stand

Sheffield Wednesday v Wycombe Wanderers had to be temporarily stopped as medics were alerted to attend a fan in the stand.

Both sides saw their players taken off, a decision made by the referee once notified at what was happening off the pitch during the game on Saturday afternoon.

The incident came as the Chairboys were 1-0 up just before the half hour mark, with fans making it clear that there was an emergency in the home North stand.

It was then when a couple of minutes into the worrying scenes that both sets of players went back into the changing rooms while a supporter was treated to in the stands.

Around ten minutes later, both teams were back out on the pitch, with Anis Mehmeti’s opener cancelled out by Olamide Shodipo’s equaliser.

The Owls started the second half on the front foot, and on the 50th minute, went ahead when Josh Windass’ shot from distance had enough power to beat goalkeeper David Stockdale.

It is not clear what has happened to the fan, however early rumours claim that a fight broke own between Sheffield Wednesday fans over a disagreement.

That is yet to be confirmed by the Hillsborough outfit, however ‘crowd trouble’ was claimed to have been said on Sky Sports 30 minutes after a club spokesman confirmed to Sky Sports that it was a “disturbance” which now looks to have been resolved.

Twitter users reacted with Sheffield Wednesday v Wycombe temporarily stopped as medics attend a fan in the stand…

@NickJames1988: Thoughts with the person being attended to and absolutely well done to the response from the medical staff and all involved.

@TomCurran2: Because of fighting in the stands….before the medical experts start commenting

@psplayer1889: Feyting in stand apparently. Don’t let that cloud peoples agenda tho

@onetruesharkey: Not good – thoughts with the person and their loved ones

@stevedarney: 😢 – hope the fan is all ok 🤞🏼💙

@caitlynmwa__: Happened next to my family. They said someone slagged Bannan off and then a full on brawl happened

@itchennorthszn: Thoughts are with the person involved

@goodolblade: Hope everything is OK 🙏

@JTurnz: Hope it’s nothing serious, hope they make a speedy recovery 🙏🙏🙏

@IChambers82: Hope the fan is ok let’s win for them now

@DJisatwit: Huge respect for the speed it took for the game to be stopped and medical help over there. Quite impressive. Hope all is well.

@WycombeComanche: Fans did a good job of stopping play and alerting the linno. Hope they are ok

@LOU_EEE: Fighting, looked like they was stamping on him when he’d gone down then they ran off

Concerns are high when it comes to fans and players right now with a number rising on how often we are seeing them fall ill or left hurt recently.

In October, Newcastle saw their game with Tottenham suspended during the first half when the elderly gentleman suffered a cardiac arrest in the stands.

Dr Tom Pritchard was sat 30 rows away in the Gallowgate End and took immediate action to help by performing CPR before Newcastle club doctor Paul Catterson joined in the effort to resuscitate the supporter.

Newcastle confirmed the fan was later ‘stable and responsive’ in hospital after the major health scare which saw him stretchered out of the ground after 20 minutes of treatment.

Referee Andre Marriner stopped play as Spurs’ defender Sergio Reguilon spotted the emergency from the pitch.

We’ve also seen this happen at Dagenham & Redbridge‘s FA Cup tie against Salford City, while Wigan’s Charlie Wyke was taken to hospital after collapsing in training prior his side’s match against Cambridge United in midweek.

Sheffield United’s John Fleck collapsing on the pitch mid-game in the 63rd minute away to Reading also in midweek.

Sunderland took to issue a statement on a serious medical incident outside the Stadium of Light six days ago.

It’s not just fans collapsing, we have seen supporters needing medical attention after being left hurt by others.

Trouble after QPR v Luton Town last Friday night saw fights play out and one supporter placed into a coma as police launch an investigation.

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