Club takes stock of collapsed fan


The Newcastle United fan who collapsed and received emergency treatment in the clash with Tottenham Hotspur at St James’ Park on Sunday is “up and walking”, the club have confirmed.

Gambling was temporarily suspended while Alan George Smith received emergency medical treatment and was stabilized at the stadium, before being rushed to hospital where his condition was monitored.

He was then transferred to Freeman Hospital to receive specialist care for his illness, where he is continuing his recovery. Newcastle confirmed in a declaration On Wednesday Alan “made great strides” as his son Paul expressed gratitude to the doctors and nurses who administered CPR and saved his father’s life.

“We are happy to report that Alan is making great progress, is now fully alert and is up and walking,” said Paul Smith. “He will remain in the hospital for the next few days while further tests are done.

“He and our family would like to thank his friend, Don Williamson, who was with him at the time and alerted everyone to his condition.

“We would also like to thank and pay tribute to the doctors and nurses who administered CPR, the paramedics from the North East Ambulance Service, St. John Ambulance, the fans and stewards on the scene, as well as to the medical staff at RVI and Freeman Hospital, we will always be grateful.

“We would also like to thank everyone who wished Alan the best of luck on social media, as well as the players and staff at Newcastle United and Tottenham Hotspur in particular Jamaal lascelles who sent a personal message. It meant so much to Alan.

“He can’t wait to get back to St. James’ Park as soon as possible.”

The football world united in sending their best wishes to Alan Smith on Sunday, after his health scare unfolded on live TV during Newcastle’s clash with Tottenham at St James’ Park.

Spurs stars Sergio Reguilon and Eric Dier were praised for their quick wit in alerting the referee to the situation and asking for a defibrillator to be sent to the stands, while the supporters proved to be heroes performing CPR and assisting medical personnel in their work.


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