Soccer Player Passes During Match

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.


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I love sports. I don't love the hype, homerism, ratings talk, self-important egomaniacs, bias or any of the other nonsense you get with the national media. Nor will you get the two clowns on sports talk radio who stage phony arguments. It doesn't make it entertaining. It makes it time to turn on your iPod and jam instead of listening to white noise generators. This is the sports blog for you, the ones who don't like everything Los Angeles or New York. Just because the sporting media is based there doesn't mean we have to like their teams. We do treat them fairly, though. That means if one of those cities has an average QB who plays particularly well...we'll note it. If they're garbage, we'll say so. Instead of crying "why, why, why" like a certain sports media homer did in his radio broadcast. This isn't my job...I have a real one. Nevertheless, I'll post here when I make an observation. Common sense in sports is nearly dead. Now we're attempting to bring it back.
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