Fan dies after match collapse

A man who collapsed at a Scottish Premier League match between Kilmarnock and Hibernian leading to it being abandoned has died in hospital, police said.

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Kilmarnock: Football not important as human life

Football is "not as important as human life", Kilmarnock manager Kenny Shiels said today after a supporter collapsed at their Scottish Premier League match against Hibernian, and later died in hospital.

Kilmarnock Manager Kenny Shiels. Credit: Danny Lawson/PA Wire

Speaking at the end of the game, Shiels said: "I heard the supporters shouting to kick the ball out and then we have seen our medical team going across and we found out what it was.

"The fourth official came and told me we need to stop the game. It seems to be pretty serious, a heart attack we were told.

"We waited a while to see if they could bring him round and continue the game but obviously it was quite serious so Pat Fenlon (Hibernian manager) and I both agreed that the game should be abandoned."

Fan dies after collapsing at match

A man who collapsed at a Scottish Premier League match leading to it being abandoned has died in hospital, police said.

The man aged in his 50s, collapsed with a suspected heart attack in Rugby Park's East Stand five minutes into the second half of Kilmarnock's home match against Hibernian.

Tonight, a Police Scotland spokesman said the man died in hospital.

Kilmarnock chairman: Fan's collapse a 'sad occasion'

A man who collapsed during a Scottish Premier League football match forcing them to abandon the game was a long standing season ticket holder, said Kilmarnock chairman Michael Johnston.

Michael Johnston, , Kilmarnock Chairman. Credit: Steve Welsh/EMPICS Sport

He said: "We had all the relevant medical teams on hand to issue emergency first aid. It is a suspected heart attack and the victim has been removed to hospital and we don't have any further news than that.

"Obviously our thoughts are with him and his family and we hope he will make a recovery. It is a sad occasion for everybody".

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Match suspended after fan's 'suspected heart attack'

A man aged between 50 and 60 has been taken to Crosshouse hospital, after collapsing during a Scottish Premier League match, police said today.

Scottish Premier League match between Kilmarnock and Hibernian abandoned after a supporter collapsed. Credit: Lynne Cameron/PA Wire

Inspector Sean Mangan, the match commander, said: "A supporter was taken ill in the East Stand, possibly a Kilmarnock fan. Ambulance staff and club doctors have been assisting with that male, he has now gone off to the hospital in the ambulance.

"It is looking like a possible suspected heart attack but of course I am not a medical professional to absolutely tell you that is the case.

"But it is certainly serious enough that the club, in conjunction with the police and the SPL fourth official, have decided out of respect for the male and possibly his family that the match would be abandoned."

Kilmarnock FC: Our thoughts are with hospitalised fan

Kilmarnock FC said their thoughts are with the supporter who collapsed during the team's match against Hibernian:

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The game has been stopped just now, due to an incident in the East Stand where a supporter is currently receiving medical attention.

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Both teams have now left the park, our thoughts are with the supporter at this time.

Match abandoned after fan collapses in the stand

A Scottish Premier League match between Kilmarnock and Hibernian has been abandoned after a supporter collapsed in the stand.

The man was given medical treatment at the side of the pitch in front of Rugby Park's East Stand five minutes into the second half.

Medical staff from both clubs helped paramedics before an ambulance drove pitchside 10 minutes later to transfer the supporter to the hospital.

The match was stopped by referee Kevin Clancy with the teams drawing 1-1. After the delay the home side confirmed the game had been abandoned due to an off-pitch incident.