This is something incredibly sad: A soccer player suffers cardiac arrest and dies shortly afterwards:
Stunning that there’s footage available for this tragedy.
To be honest, we don’t like soccer much at BSP, and we have a lot of reasons why we don’t like soccer. Check out the comments on the YouTube page for a quick look. In this instance, our prayers go out to this player and his family.No one expects something like this to happen, although it’s happened previously.
Unfortunately, we believe a death on the playing surface is something we’re going to see in another sport. A number of NFL players have passed after games. It’s been a long time since an actual death on the field. In 1971, a Detroit Lions receiver suffered a heart attack when he was returning to the huddle. The team doctor attempted to resuscitate the player but he passed.
Incredibly, they ended up playing the rest of the game; something that would definitely not have happened in today’s sport.