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Aston Villa fan cardiac arrest: Father provides update

Last night, an Aston Villa fan suffered a cardiac arrest in the stands at Villa Park during half time of the club's Europa Conference League quarter-final tie with Olympiacos. Supporters in the lower end of the Holte End at one end of the stadium had to evacuate the area to allow medics to attend the incident and save the fan's life.

Aston Villa fan cardiac arrest holte end
An Aston Villa suffered a cardiac arrest in the Holte End at Villa Park last night – Photo by Icon Sport

The incident resulted in a delay to the second half commencing at Villa Park with a reporter for TNT Sports, the broadcaster covering the match in the UK, stating that a sign had made its way onto the pitch informing fans to clear the Lower Holte L2 area. At the time, TNT presenter, Jules Breach, said:

“Just to let you know, the reason that the second half hasn't got underway yet is because there has been a medical emergency in the stands, and there was a sign that went up just behind us that said to clear the Lower Holte L2 area.”

It didn't take long for an ambulance to back up between the Holte End and the Doug Ellis Stand and the supporter was taken out of the stadium swiftly before heading straight to a local hospital.

Aston Villa fan cardiac arrest: Latest update

This morning, the Father of the supporter who suffered a cardiac arrest has provided an update on the condition of his son and it's good news. Jason Moseley posted on X:

“Thank you for your thoughts, it was my son that collapsed. He is in hospital but sitting up and well waiting for tests. Thank you to the amazing staff and supporters and emergency services who saved his life.”

The fan's brother has also taken to social media to reflect on the incident. He has sent out a request for someone to put him in touch with the paramedic who performed CPR on his brother. He said:

“Scariest moment of my life. Aston Villa twitter do your thing and help me find the woman that saved my brother's life. Give her the praise she deserves.”

It appears that Aston Villa twitter has already done their thing and found the woman who delivered CPR before the paramedics arrived. One fan has called for the woman to be given a ‘free season ticket for life' while others labelled her a ‘hero'.


Andy Delaney

Andy is a freelance sports writer with ten years of experience covering major sporting events across Europe. He has also been a season ticket holder at Old Trafford since 2008 and has visited over 40 football stadiums in the United Kingdom and abroad following the Reds.

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