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Football club issues statement following death at match
Salisbury City football club have issued a statement following the death of a lifelong fan at a reserve match last night.
The 53-year-old man was watching the Whites play Gosport Borough at the Ray Mac stadium when he collapsed ten minutes into the second half, just before 9pm.
Staff performed CPR until an ambulance crew arrived at the scene but were unable to revive him.
A statement from the club said: “It is with great sadness and regret that Salisbury City FC has to announce that during yesterday’s reserve game against Gosport Borough one of our loyal supporters, despite the best efforts of medical personnel sadly passed away.
“After discussions with Football Conference, Saturday’s game at Chelmsford will go ahead and the Salisbury City FC players and staff will wear black armbands out of respect. There will also be a minute’s silence at Tuesday’s game against Bath City FC.
“Everyone at Salisbury City Football clubs thoughts are with his family at this difficult time.”
The man’s identity has not yet been confirmed.
Police were called to the scene and have confirmed they are not treating the death as suspicious.