Falling Down [Updated]


Watford’s Moussa Sissoko points the ref toward the stands during tonight’s game with Chelsea


Via Mirror Sport:

Watford’s Premier League clash with Chelsea was temporarily suspended after a medical emergency in the stands.

Players spotted a fan in distress in the Graham Taylor stand, prompting medical staff to sprint across the field at Vicarage Road and offer assistance.

The Watford supporter suffered a heart attack, the club later confirmed.

Moments later the players were ordered to leave the field and returned to their respective dressing rooms to keep warm while medics administered CPR to the fan.

Watford vs Chelsea temporarily suspended after fan suffers heart attack in stands (Mirror Sport)



The fan collapsed during half-time between Southampton and Leicester City

Also tonight.

Via Mirror Sport:

Southampton’s Premier League clash with Leicester City was temporarily suspended after a fan needed emergency medical treatment in the stadium.

The fan collapsed during the half-time break but did not suffer a cardiac arrest.

Leicester City tweeted: “There will be a delay to kick-off for the second half due to a medical emergency in the stands.”

While a message on the scoreboard read: “Second half delayed due to a medical incident. Thank you for your patience.”

The fan was treated inside St Mary’s before being taken to the hospital.

Southampton vs Leicester temporarily suspended after fan emergency in stadium (Mirror Sport)



‘The current phenomenon is also evident if you simply look on Wikipedia at the list of footballers who have collapsed and died. The year 2021 stands out with 13 entries so far. In no other year mentioned have more footballers died during a game. And this list goes back to the year 1889. So it really is a historical event…’

At least 69 athletes collapse in one month, many dead (Free West Media)

Robert Malone?



Arina Biktimirova

This afternoon.

Via RT:

The shocked coach of a tragic taekwondo starlet who won European gold less than a month ago says there is no obvious cause of her death at the age of 19, with messages of support arriving from across Russia.

Perm University prodigy Arina Biktimirova is said to have suddenly died at home in the city where she studied on Monday, leaving her parents mourning their only child.

‘We cannot understand’: Sudden death of taekwondo champion, 19, branded a mystery (RT)


Siobhan Cattigan

This afternoon.

Via Sky News:

Scottish Rugby player Siobhan Cattigan has died aged 26, the sport’s governing body and her club have announced.

Cattigan, who played for Stirling County RFC, passed away on 26 November, the club said.

….She described Scotland’s historic win against Ireland in 2018 as one of her personal highlights as the team claimed an away victory for the first time in 12 years, Scottish Rugby added.

Siobhan Cattigan: Scottish rugby player dies aged 26 (Sky)

Previously ‘Urgent Medical Care’

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72 thoughts on “Falling Down [Updated]

  1. Daisy Chainsaw

    Covid is killing young athletes.

    See how many of them and their teammates tested positive for Covid over the last 2 years.

  2. Sara

    Who cares. They’re adults who have chosen to waste their lives playing sports. Not the brightest apples in the bowl. And in fairness, anyone who knows anything about the rugby scene knows it’s stuffed with steroids, performance-enhancing drugs, and coke. Not exactly good for the heart.

    1. scottser

      neither is spending your days trolling on the internet, sara. but you go ahead and have another mini-roll, sure they’re only tiny..

      1. goldenbrown

        fupp off charger you sad ignorant p—-k

        you’re the #1 reason Broadsheet is fupped

        take a bow

      2. Oro

        I used to go wild on the M&S mini-rolls. Wow they were good, haven’t thought about them in years until your comment ;)

    2. Nullzero

      Sara, didn’t you say Novac Djokovic was stupid a few weeks ago? The guy speaks ten languages and is noted for having above average intelligence but some cretin in the comment section disagrees with him so he’s a knuckle dragger who hits balls for a living.

  3. Junkface

    If true, it is very alarming, but we don’t have crossed checked facts and numbers on this issue from many sources, including football associations from across the world with their own health & safety standards. It’s always one doctor reporting this kind of thing. Wikipedia is also not a fool proof source of facts.

  4. GiggidyGoo

    This spate of deaths could well be a particular diet of health-food / muscle building / protein etc. products that athletes have begun taking in recent times. A comparison of diets should be done.
    It could be covid or vaccines too.

    1. Daisy Chainsaw

      In this woman’s case, there’s no mention of being hospitalised in relation to Covid or a vaccine. Bodger has put 2+2 together and come up with 19.

          1. hmmm

            In the end the Party would announce that two and two made five, and you would have to believe it. It was inevitable that they should make that claim sooner or later: the logic of their position demanded it. Not merely the validity of experience, but the very existence of external reality was tacitly denied by their philosophy.


            And when memory failed and written records were falsified—when that happened, the claim of the Party to have improved the conditions of human life had got to be accepted, because there did not exist, and never again could exist, any standard against which it could be tested.

      1. George

        There is no reference to cause of death at all. It could have been really very disrespectful to her family.

        1. George

          This should have said “It could have been anything this is really very disrespectful to her family.”

      2. Johnny 'Diego' Keenan

        Daisy I think you’ve closed your mind so much it’s unlikely to be open at this stage.
        Keep posting though. Your comments are hilarious and ludicrous in = measure.

        1. Daisy Chainsaw

          And you’ve opened yours so much to conspiraloonacy that your brain’s seeped out through the cracks.

    1. Redundant Proofreaders Society

      What a talented sportsperson.
      A death of anybody of that age warrants an explanation.
      This has come up before on this site, and lots of folk say that the families deserve privacy, and that cause of death should not be disclosed. Really disagree with this; if young, healthy people are dying by natural causes, self-inflicted causes, malicious or otherwise, it’s a public health concern as it contravenes advice and medical advice for
      good health and well-being. It’s of everyone’s interest to know of unusual patterns in the death rate.

      1. Micko

        Well, as we all know the vaccines (particularly AZ) DO cause blood clots and heart issues.

        Even though some may deny it.

        Sure here’s the HSE website on AZ.


        1 in 50K chance if your between 18 to 49.

        With millions of these doses given two or three times to people there will be many who get them.

        That’s why they can never be mandatory. With risk MUST come choice.

        That being said (again), it does no good to speculate wildly on the cause of any of these deaths.

        But I agree, burying our heads in the sand won’t help either.

  5. Nilbert

    A state legislator in Maine who aggressively fought mask and vaccine mandates has resigned just months after his wife died of Covid-19.

    Rep Chris Johansen, a Republican who represented parts of Aroostook County, had vigorously protested pandemic precautions in his state, and was one of seven lawmakers who refused to wear masks in the Maine House of Representatives, causing a confrontation with police. Mr Johansen and his wife, Cindy Johansen, also posted numerous messages on Facebook casting doubt about the pandemic and vaccines.

    In July, they both contracted the virus. Ms Johansen later died of Covid-19.

      1. Nilbert

        You missed the point again Micko, you don’t have to reply to everything you know!

        Chris Johansen is directly responsible for endagering many people’s lives by deliberately trying to scupper essential public health measures. This is a very clear case of the consequences of his actions, and the actions of others like him.
        Decent of you to be offended on his behalf though.

        1. Micko

          The post is about the death of a young girl.

          Regards Bodger and the vaccines, I don’t agree with him on this particular issue – and that’s fine. We don’t know what killed her.

          YOU trying to shoehorn in a post that “proves your point” that people are idiots and didn’t have the “dynamic impact” you wanted (boo hoo) over on Nick’s music post below is just a crappy move.


          U R Lame sir.


          1. Nilbert

            Bodger’s post is an attempt to link the tragic death of a young girl to his mistaken claim that vaccine’s are dangerous and are causing these deaths. Its not an obituary for the girl who died.

            It a very obvious attempt to make use of her tragic death to futher his anti-vax propoganda.
            Bodger has much previous in this regard.
            But anyway, you must be debilarately missing the point at this stage? it’s really not complicated.

          2. Micko

            And what does the fact that the wife of an elderly man died, who also lives in a different continent have to do with it?

            The woman died in August apparently and the man has stepped down from his position to look after his farm following the death of his wife.

            So, yes help me understand your point.

            Is it that they thought different from you and she deserved to die?

            Or is it that she was stupid and deserved to die?

            Or is it that they were spreading anti-vax/mask information and she deserved to die?

          3. Clampers Outside

            @Nilbert…. Keep the feckin’ politics out of the music posts. It’s an unwritten rule, and one that needn’t be said… But here I am. Stop it!

          4. Nilbert

            ‘Keep the feckin’ politics out of the music post’, says Clampers.

            Music post? The title of the post says…

            John X Henry (top) has a defiant message for the finger-wagging ‘Karens’ in the UK and timely support for the unmasked.

            The song is called, I won’t wear one, I am exempt!

            Lads, have you absolutely no clue? No self-awareness?

          5. Nilbert

            sake Micko… read it slowly…

            Chris and Candy Johansen were a purveyors of anti-vaxx progaganda.
            Bodgers post is using the tragic and unrelated death of a young girl in a piece of anti-vaxx propaganda.
            The stark consequences of this type of misinformation is highlighted by the death of the actual anti-vaxx champion…
            I didn’t call them idiots, you did. I think they dangerous, and I don’t know their motivations. They might well be simple idiots though. There’s no shortage of those apparently.

          6. Nilbert

            A Republican lawmaker in Maine who reportedly lost his unvaccinated wife to COVID-19 attended an anti-vaxxer protest just over a week after her death, according to the Daily Beast.

            State Rep. Chris Johansen, who has vocally opposed coronavirus restrictions, joined GOP lawmakers at the Augusta rally to protest Democratic Gov. Janet Mills’s mandate that all healthcare workers get vaccinated, Newsweek reported

            so yeah…

            Keep going Micko, you’re playing a blinder!

      2. George

        How is that any different from what bodger is doing? Aside from the fact that Nilbert actually knows the cause of death whereas Bodger is just speculating.

    1. Daisy Chainsaw


      John was a fan of the pearlescent-toothed Tony Robbins, whose brand of adrenalised motivational speaking has earned him an estimated fortune of $500m (£375m), plus a private island in Fiji and celebrity fans including Serena Williams and Hugh Jackman. Robbins, while steering clear of outright anti-vaccine statements, has made comments throughout the pandemic that play down the severity of Covid, or imply that lockdown restrictions are overblown.

    1. Cian

      This one?
      FIFA have a record of sudden deaths players during & up to 1 hr after a game. 617 players died in period 2014-2018. Not collapsing. Dying. That’s a lot. Most people don’t know that. Being more aware of it now & it being more frequent now are not the same

      617 over 5 years is an average of 123 per year.


  6. William Campbell

    Oh dear. Classic availability bias https://bit.ly/3G1wNx9. The wiki https://bit.ly/3I6HC2V list they base this on has instances going back to 1889, but half the entries occurred since 2010 because only hugely famous incidents from pre-internet era get written up. Now even the most minor incident makes the list. Proof? Old entries are ALL from huge British football clubs. Of the most recent 10 entries, only one played for a club that even has a wiki page, and it’s in the Hungarian third division. Yes, we remember recent events better. Big woop.

  7. George

    When a young person dies suddenly with no cause of death mentioned and when the family asks for privacy there is usually a tragic reason that has nothing to do with vaccines.

    Please do the decent thing and delete the reference to the death of Siobhan Cattigan and be more sensitive to people who are grieving a loved one.

    1. tom2

      Is the lad dense? Anyone with a smidgen of cop on or awareness would realise the most likely cause and keep well away from wild speculation.

  8. Yoji

    Disgusting thread. Using a young woman’s death to push your agenda with no facts at all about the details. In the past you used Bob Odenkirk, a 59 year old man, having a cardiac event as evidence for your anti-zax BS. Again with no evidence at all. Here you have gone one better and used a real tradegy. You should be ashamed but I know you’re not.

      1. Gee Bono?

        Nae bodder Bodge, t’is a fuppin disgrace that they are killing young healthy athletes to usher in this digital pass. There is no way you are going to have to apologize to the bereaved family this time!! As Chuck D once rhymed, Elvis was a hero to most!

    1. Nullzero

      Three such emergencies this season in the stands.

      In all my many years watching football I can’t remember seeing anything like it. Hope the two people this evening are alright.

      1. RuilleBuille

        I was at Spurs several years ago and a man further along the row had a heart attack. They didn’t stop the match.

        The stewards and medics dealt with it and took him away on a stretcher.

  9. johnnny

    like a lamb to the slaughter,ah bless.

    -Marcus Lamb, a co-founder and the CEO of the conservative Christian Daystar Television Network who vocally opposed Covid-19 vaccines, has died at 64, weeks after he contracted Covid-19, the network said.-

    sadly thoughts and prayers went unanswered by GOD.

    -“Pray specifically for his lungs to clear the Covid pneumonia and pray for his oxygen level to continue to be strong and to go up so that we can wean him off of oxygen and bring him home,” she said.-


    1. benblack

      You do realise, johnnny, that, one day, you’re going to die, too!

      So many commas to make a simple point.

    2. Ian - oG

      That’s what I call a toofer.

      Evangelical con man and a conspiracy theorist dead, hallehujah, praise Jeez-usssss!


  10. Sailor Gerry

    I see the Greeks are going to start charging the over 60’s 100euro a month as a fine if they are unjabbed.
    It is hard to fathom why the the governments of the world are so hellbent on getting this poison into every man, woman and child. As Gibraltar and Israel both show, with massive vaccination rates, high case numbers follow.
    Can people not see that the spike protein in the shot is the cause of the cases?
    Spike protein is toxic and I will be avoiding it at all costs.

    1. Cian

      Israel doesn’t have “massive vaccination rates”. They are lower that the EU average (this is based on the original 2-doses, not boosters).

      Gibraltar is a tiny city next door to Spain. About half the working population of Gibraltar commutes from Spain each day.

      1. Sailor Gerry

        At 62% jabbed it is a majority of Israel, nearly 100% in Gibraltar, and yet the fear porn and cases climb.

        Could it be that the jabs wreck the bodies natural immune system and therefore boosters are required for life? That might explain the massive buying spree the Irish and UK government are on for more doses. ADE is a real thing, not just a conspiracy theory.


        1. Nigel

          ‘Could it be that the jabs wreck the bodies natural immune system and therefore boosters are required for life?’

          Thanks for the fear porn.

    2. Gerry Cat Trick

      ‘It is hard to fathom why the the governments of the world are so hellbent on getting this poison into every man, woman and child’
      Sure give it a fathom there Ger will ya.

  11. George

    “Scottish Rugby was on Wednesday night seeking the removal of “despicable” Twitter posts falsely linking the tragic death of Scotland forward Siobhan Cattigan to the coronavirus vaccine…

    Telegraph Sport has been told Cattigan’s death last week had nothing to do with Covid-19 nor the vaccine and that Scottish Rugby has been working to get the offending posts deleted.”


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