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Sad news as fan dies in La Liga game between Granada and Athletic Club, match suspended following shocking incident

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In a somber turn of events during matchday sixteen of the 2023/2024 La Liga EA Sports season, a tragic incident unfolded at the Estadio Nuevo los Cármenes, casting a shadow over the game between Granada and Athletic Club.

How it happened

As the teams battled on the field, an unforeseen crisis emerged in the stands when a fan suffered a cardiac arrest. Despite the ongoing match, it took approximately five minutes for Athletic Club goalkeeper Unai Simon to alert the referee, prompting the game to come to an abrupt halt.

Immediate medical attention was provided to the distressed fan, but sadly, the individual was later pronounced dead.

After about 20 minutes of stoppage, the players were instructed to head over to their locker rooms.

Granada and Athletic Club

The players heading over to their locker rooms following the incident

La Liga reacts

The gravity of the situation led La Liga to issue a statement confirming the tragic event and subsequently suspending the match.

The league’s official statement conveyed, “Granada CF vs. Athletic Club de Bilbao has been suspended following the tragic death of a fan at the Estadio Nuevo los Cármenes. Our condolences go out to their family and friends, as well as to all Granada CF fans. A rescheduled date and time for the match will be announced in the near future.”

This unexpected turn of events sent shockwaves through the football community, prompting an outpouring of condolences.

Game paused at 17th minute

The match was stopped in the 17th minute with the score at 0-1 courtesy a goal from Iñaki Williams.

Several clubs and individuals have shared heartfelt condolences to the families and friends of the affected.

The suspension of the match not only reflects the sensitivity and gravity of the situation but also underscores the importance of prioritizing human life over the pursuit of sporting events. As fans and players alike grapple with the emotional aftermath, the football world unites in mourning the loss of a fellow enthusiast.

Looking ahead, the rescheduled date for the interrupted clash between Granada and Athletic Club remains pending, awaiting an appropriate time to resume the game. In the meantime, the football community collectively mourns the untimely passing of a supporter, emphasizing the fragility of life even in the midst of the beautiful game.

From Los Blancos Live, we send our heartfelt sympathies to the friends and family of the deceased. Rest in peace.

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