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- Paul Parish was among thousands of fans who turned up for Fulham's clash against Blackpool at Craven Cottage
- However, he could not see out the rest of the match as he suffered a heart attack and collapsed in the Hammersmith End
- Paul is understood to have received treatment in the stands before he was rushed to the hospital where he was pronounced dead later
- His tragic death was confirmed by the Cottagers who paid an impassioned tribute to him in a statement posted on their social media platforms
Fulham's Championship clash against Blackpool was marked with tragic scenes after a fan died in the stands following a heart attack.
The fan, identified as Paul Parish was among hundreds of fans who turned up at Craven Cottage to watch the Saturday, January 29, clash.
Mirror UK reports the encounter had to be paused as medics from both teams rushed to his aid.
It is understood Paul received treatment in the stands, with the referee ordering players to return to their dressing rooms.
The fan was later stretchered off the stands and transferred to an ambulance to be taken to the hospital.
However, he is understood to passed away later on, with Fulham confirming the tragic news on social media.
"It is with immense sadness that we inform fans of the passing of supporter, Paul Parish," read a tweet on Fulham's official Twitter page.
"Our condolences go out to Paul's loved ones," the club added.
Meanwhile, the tie ended all square, as Aleksandar Mitrovic's early opener was cancelled out by Josh Bowler.
The Cottagers, however, remain top of the Championship log with 58 points, five ahead of second-placed Blackburn Rovers.
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