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To clarify the photographer thing...

There were two who stepped over the hoardings to take closer picture from on the pitch. It was those two who got called wankers in the black.

The hero that did CPR was nothing to do with it and was applauded when we was with medical staff in corner.

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6 minutes ago, Burndens Bogs said:

Yeh totally agree.

We sit 20 yards from where the poor fella collapsed and proper medical attention seemed to take forever to arrive.

One of the flag bearers in the NSL ran over to 2 first aiders in front of me in the ESL. He was screaming at them that something was going on, then fkin lofty of all people starting screaming/roaring at them, they eventually, got off their arses and made their way to the casualty. Everything did seem to be in slow motion. No doubt lots of questions will be asked over the next few days. Fingers crossed for the casualty. 

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1 minute ago, royal white said:

One of the flag bearers in the NSL ran over to 2 first aiders in front of me in the ESL. He was screaming at them that something was going on, then fkin lofty of all people starting screaming/roaring at them, they eventually, got off their arses and made their way to the casualty. Everything did seem to be in slow motion. No doubt lots of questions will be asked over the next few days. Fingers crossed for the casualty. 

Watching a bloke in a lion costume trying to chivvy them up did add a certain pathos to the whole drama.  Bloke behind us was saying "they (medics) aren't allowed to run to the scene". No idea if that's true but it did seem unnecessarily slow.  Similar incident happened at Burton 

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1 hour ago, mickbrown said:

Not a good sign if they are releasing a stadium full of fans and the congestion that would cause before the ambulance. 
 

Poor bloke. Looked like an old fella from our seats but seen a pic on twitter and he’s no age. 

Im catching up but ambulance left on wrong side of road with full blues

Says he was alive at that point

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3 minutes ago, Casino said:

Im catching up but ambulance left on wrong side of road with full blues

Says he was alive at that point

The likelihood is they'd keep working on him till he got to resus at A&E.

The posts on twitter/X I've just read don't seem to bode well.

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2 minutes ago, Casino said:

Im catching up but ambulance left on wrong side of road with full blues

Says he was alive at that point

Good stuff.

Was still there when we left after the announcement with police and stewards making us all give it a wide berth

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18 minutes ago, Duck Egg said:

Watching a bloke in a lion costume trying to chivvy them up did add a certain pathos to the whole drama.  Bloke behind us was saying "they (medics) aren't allowed to run to the scene". No idea if that's true but it did seem unnecessarily slow.  Similar incident happened at Burton 

Ive never seen a paramedic show any urgency

I think its all about staying calm and making correct decisions

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7 minutes ago, Casino said:

Im catching up but ambulance left on wrong side of road with full blues

Says he was alive at that point

Usually but not always , depends if there is family in the ambulance . Also only a doctor can pronounce it . and once you start cpr you legally cant stop cpr until its called. . 

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13 minutes ago, royal white said:

One of the flag bearers in the NSL ran over to 2 first aiders in front of me in the ESL. He was screaming at them that something was going on, then fkin lofty of all people starting screaming/roaring at them, they eventually, got off their arses and made their way to the casualty. Everything did seem to be in slow motion. No doubt lots of questions will be asked over the next few days. Fingers crossed for the casualty. 

In the darkest of days, we see light- amidst the worry and tension, that made me crack

apologies of inappropriate

Not wanting to speculate, but hope all is well

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22 minutes ago, Casino said:

Im catching up but ambulance left on wrong side of road with full blues

Says he was alive at that point

Ambulance and escort police cars and everything stopping the traffic at the roundabout to clear the way.

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A photo journalist doing his job shouldn't be called out. I understand it's upsetting but what is he supposed to do?  People where jumping out of windows on 9/11 and the press cameras didn't stop clicking and filming. Doesn't make it right but it's news. Folk in their ivory towers need to think before they post.

Good luck to the chap at the center of it all. 

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6 minutes ago, Casino said:

Maybe thats why they dont run!

Seriously, it makes sense to keep the mind and body 'relaxed'

I get it , in a hospital you have to run ... but safely which is an oxymoron . 

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They aren't meant to run. Its a case of taking time to assess the situation.

But, to even get to a point where medics where involved was far, far too long imo.

Even the ref with 3000 fans shouting at him was looked dazed. 

Sorry if this is an outsider looking in, and maybe not having all the facts, but the series of events needs serious review, as they were not acceptable imo.

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24 minutes ago, kent_white said:

The likelihood is they'd keep working on him till he got to resus at A&E.

The posts on twitter/X I've just read don't seem to bode well.

They stopped us outside the east stand to clear a path for the ambulance to come out. You could see them working on the bloke in the ambulance but not CPR.

They parted the crowd for a good 5-10 mintues and nobody could move untill the ambulance moved off.

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Totally agree, and not giving anyone any grief- lest anyone who does this for a living. I understand you keep calm, assess; we’re all taught this at first aid… surely though, walk across an empty pitch?

not an individual fault

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Not been a good week considering Gonzos pal and then this. Sad stuff. Was weird as my old man was calling I thought for an update but I realise it was to check it wasn’t me. Bloody grim for the person who will have been chasing up that chap to see he was ok also

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2 minutes ago, gonzo said:

They stopped us outside the east stand to clear a path for the ambulance to come out. You could see them working on the bloke in the ambulance but not CPR.

They parted the crowd for a good 5-10 mintues and nobody could move untill the ambulance moved off.

Did you see someone get taken to the ground by the coppers just after the ambulance left? I couldn't figure out what was going on? 

Was weird to hear everyone chanting 'white army' as the ambulance pulled away - but strangely poignant! 

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4 minutes ago, tomski said:

Not been a good week considering Gonzos pal and then this. Sad stuff. Was weird as my old man was calling I thought for an update but I realise it was to check it wasn’t me. Bloody grim for the person who will have been chasing up that chap to see he was ok also

This is weird; hadn't seen a post from you, and for some reason that thought went through my mind too.

Daft really, there are thousands of folk there, but for some reason, I briefly shared your dad's concern.

Weird, weird times.

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