Widow of lifelong fan who died in Granada pays tribute as LaLiga clash resumes the day after the tragedy

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Granada and Athletic Club paid tribute to fan Antonio Trujillo after he suffered a heart attack and died during Sunday’s game at Los Carmenes.

The match was halted in the 17th minute after home fans told Athletic goalkeeper Unai Simon about the medical emergency and he alerted the referee.

The match continued for about five minutes when it was finally stopped again as doctors continued to work on the fan. 

Team doctors left their benches to try to help. 

After more than an hour, both clubs agreed to postpone the match with Athletic leading 1-0. 

Granada players wore a T-shirt in memory of lifelong fan Antonio Trujillo on Monday

A shirt with his name and membership number was placed on his seat at Los Carmenes

A shirt with his name and membership number was placed on his seat at Los Carmenes

Granada captain Victor Diaz (L) and Athletic captain Iker Muniain paid tribute to the fan

Granada captain Victor Diaz (L) and Athletic captain Iker Muniain paid tribute to the fan

Granada later confirmed Trujillo, a season ticket holder for 16 years with the club, had passed away. 

His wife Nuria Aguilar told Heraldo that he had been diagnosed with cancer in May and was undergoing chemotherapy, but his illness had not dimmed his enthusiasm for going to see his team at every home game.

‘My husband would have signed up to dying at Los Carmenes, of course,’ said Aguilar. ‘My husband always said that, like Granada, he would always fight until he died. He went to every game with a lot of hope. 

‘He was a season ticket holder for many years, since before they got promoted to La Liga. He never missed a game even if it rained.’

When the match resumed on Monday, Granada equalised in the 55th minute with an own goal by Ruiz de Galarreta.

The match ended 1-1. 

Athletic goalkeeper Unai Simon alerted the referee after being told of the problem by fans

Athletic goalkeeper Unai Simon alerted the referee after being told of the problem by fans

The game between Granada and Athletic Bilbao was suspended after a fan died on Sunday

The game between Granada and Athletic Bilbao was suspended after a fan died on Sunday

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