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Fulham fan dies after suffering cardiac arrest in stands during Blackpool game

FULHAM are mourning the passing of supporter Paul Parish, who was taken ill during their clash with Blackpool.

Play was halted for 41 minutes while medics from both tends attended to a stricken Parish in the Hammersmith End.

Parish was hastily taken to the hospital after being attended by the clubs’ medical staff but tragically passed away.

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Paul Parish was taken ill during Fulham’s Championship clash with BlackpoolCredit: Rex

The Championship club announced Parish’s passing on Twitter on Saturday night.

A statement read: “It is with immense sadness that we inform fans of the passing of supporter, Paul Parish.

Paul suffered a cardiac arrest and received treatment in the Hammersmith Stand at this afternoon’s match before being transferred to the hospital. He sadly passed away this evening.

“Our condolences and the thoughts of everyone at Fulham Football Club go out to Paul’s family, friends and loved ones.

‘The family would like to thank the fans of Fulham and Blackpool for the respect and care they showed as well as all staff at Craven Cottage and at the hospital for their assistance, care and attention.

“Rest in Peace, Paul.”

The Craven Cottage faithful quickly began offering the condolences, with one saying: “Such sad news RiP.

“Black armbands next game please.”

Another said: “Thoughts are with his family and friends.

And another said: “Such sad news, thoughts, prayers and condolences go out to the family of Paul Parish.”

Blackpool Police also offered their condolences, tweeting: Thinking of All Paul’s Family, Friends and everyone at
@FulhamFC!

“Condolences from everyone at Blackpool Police.”

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