Boss Baxter pays tribute after fan dies during match
CRUSADERS manager Stephen Baxter has paid tribute to a supporter who died suddenly during the club’s IRN-BRU Cup game on Saturday.
The man is believed to have collapsed while watching the third-round tie against Cove Rangers at Station Park in Forfar, Scotland.
The first half of the match was delayed as medical staff went to the aid of the fan in the terraces.
Baxter said the club had been left in shock.
He added: “It is absolutely terrible what has happened today.
“The supporter appears to have taken a heart attack and sadly died.
“Both sets of players were taken off the pitch for a short time in the first half, which led to the delay in the game.
“Our thoughts and prayers are with the man’s family after this tragic event.”
The Crusaders boss could see paramedics working with the supporter, but said, “unfortunately nothing could be done”.
He added: “We asked the players to rally round and to give a big response.
“The club would like to extend its sincere condolences. at this time.”
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