Black­burn fan Scott loses SEVEN PINTS of blood af­ter goal cel­e­bra­tion

Midweek Sport - - FRONT PAGE - By REX ROW­LANDS

FOOTBALL fan Scott Whit­tle nearly bled to death af­ter he ac­ci­den­tally smashed a win­dow whilst punch­ing the air with de­light as his team scored a goal.

Scott, 22, was watch­ing Black­burn Rovers play a Premier League match on TV when he jumped into the air with joy as they scored against Ar­se­nal.

But as he did, Scott put his hand through the plate glass of a door, sev­er­ing an artery in his right arm and caus­ing blood to spurt from a gap­ing wound.

He lost SEVEN PINTS of blood and was left fight­ing for life in an in­ten­sive care unit, and hospi­tal medics had to give him emer­gency trans­fu­sions and surgery to save his life.

Yes­ter­day, Scott, of Pre­ston, Lancs, showed off his gi­ant scar and re­vealed he had kept the bro­ken door as a sou­venir of his dice with death last Septem­ber.

He said: “My team’s goal nearly cost me my life. I only meant to slap the win­dow gen­tly and I never thought that my arm would go through it. If my mum hadn’t been here and were it not for the doc­tors I would have been a goner.”

I can now feel one side of my hand but some points are numb.”

HE SHOOTS, HE SCARS: Scott shows

off in­jury

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