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There is no doubt the sporting world was shocked when Bolton Wanderers player Fabrice Muamba collapsed at White Hart lane in their FA Cup quarter final fixture against Tottenham Hotspur. His was an unfortunate incident at which television cameras were there is force.
In the same week in India Bangalore Mars midfielder Venkatash passed away on the pitch aged 27 of cardiac arrest. Just last month Piermario Morosini, 26, collapsed on the pitch while playing for Livorno in an Italian Serie B match. He was rushed to hospital but later died. These two players were not as lucky as Muamba, and our thoughts go out to their team mates and their families.
Others too have lost their lives playing the sport they love, the unfortunate Lizzie Watkins hit in the head by a hockey ball in Perth, Claire Squires 30 who died during the London marathon, and a 15 year old playing rounders in England. Life is tough, but at least all of these people left us doing something they enjoyed.
Patrice Muamba, may never play football again, and no doubt his life has been turned upside down, and we no doubt all wish him a speedy recovery.
He recently sold his story to The Sun newspaper, reportedly for what is believed to be upwards of a quarter of a millions pounds. Many will say he may well need that to be able to move on with his life, and you could be right.
However it is t be hoped that he will also donate some of that money to the St John’s Ambulance staff and other medical people who that day worked tirelessly to save his life, so that they may be able to save other people’s lives in the future.
It is worth noting that the fundraiser on the website for Claire Squires, after her unfortunate passing during the London marathon has raised almost the same amount of money for the Samaritans, another service that does such good work with limited financial support.
The United Kingdom’s National Health Service has just completed a survey of 25,000 football fans from around England.
The questions related to fitness, eating and alcohol consumption. At the end of the survey they compiled a league table of the results. Fulham are the unhealthiest fans in the EPL with 49% of fans overweight. 37% percent of their fans were found to be exceeding the daily recommended allowance of alcohol. To add to their woes Fulham also topped the London smoking league, with 33% percent of fans liking a cigarette.
Surprisingly Spurs fans are the healthiest, although not surprsingly when you look at their form until Harry Redknapp arrived at White Hart Lane, 85% of Tottenham fans drink over the daily limit. The good news is though that 77% percent of Spurs fans are non-smokers.
The League table ran as follows:
1. Tottenham Hotspur
3. West Brom
4. Aston Villa
5. Manchester City
6. Blackburn Rovers
7. Manchester United
9. Birmingham City
10. Stoke City
11. Wigan Athletic
16. West Ham