Fan dies at EURO 2016 game between Scotland & Ireland

Saiyed Adeem Karim / 15 November 2014

There was joy and sadness during the EURO 2016 qualifying match between Scotland and Ireland at Celtic Park. While Scotland came out with a tough 1-0 victory thanks to Shaun Maloney’s superb effort which ended the Republic of Ireland’s unbeaten start to the qualifying campaign. The Wigan player scored the goal with 15 minutes remaining in the game to put Scotland back in the race to qualify from the group.

However it was reported that a football fan had died after a fall in the stadium. According to reports, a 22 year old man was rushed to hospital after falling in a stairwell at Celtic Park, home of the Scottish champions Celtic. The incident happened after the EURO 2016 match.

The fan was attended to by Police Scotland and the Scottish Ambulance Service at exit 33 of the ground where the fan was then shifted to Glasgow Royal Infirmary, where he later passed away.

A police spokesman stated they suspected no foul play.

There are no suspicious circumstances. A report will be prepared for the procurator fiscal.”

The family of the 22 year old have been informed along with the Health and Safety Executive.

Quotes courtesy: BBC

Picture courtesy: Premier Football Books

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