Sports fans appear to be dropping like flies and suffering cardiac arrests and other sudden illnesses while attending matches.
Several recent sports events have been disrupted due to “medical emergencies” occurring in the stands.
As Slay News recently reported, several young, seemingly-healthy athletes have also suddenly started collapsing during games.
However, cardiac events are no longer only afflicting athletes – they’re disrupting games when fans have massive heart attacks in the stands.
In the UK, two Premier League soccer matches have been disrupted in recent days due to fans suffering sudden cardiac arrests in the stands, according to RT.
The match between Watford and Chelsea and the match between Southampton and Leicester both had to be halted due to medical emergencies in the crowd on Wednesday night.
The game at Watford’s Vicarage Road was suspended for more than 30 minutes after a fan suffered a heart attack during the first half.
The players left the pitch as medical staff from both teams rushed to treat the suffering fan.
The two teams refused to continue with the match until they had received positive news about the fan’s fate.
The individual suffering the heart attack was eventually stretchered out of the stadium and taken to the nearby Watford General Hospital for further treatment.
The game resumed just over half an hour later, with Chelsea going on to win 2-1 to maintain their position at the top of the Premier League table.
Both teams shared messages of support for the suffering fan.
Meanwhile, the second half of the match between Southampton and Leicester at St. Mary’s was delayed by around 15 minutes after a supporter fell ill.
The fan had collapsed during the interval but the issue wasn’t cardiac arrest.
The person received treatment inside the stadium before being taken to the hospital.
Earlier in the season, a game between Newcastle United and Tottenham was delayed when Magpies fan Alan George Smith collapsed during the first half, causing a commotion in the stands.
During the more recent matches, players were praised for their quick-thinking actions to alert the referees to what was happening in the stands.