It’s fair to say that football is in a state of shock this morning after the events which unfolded at White Hart lane last night.
For 40-odd minutes there was a decent game of football being played as Tottenham and Bolton scrapped for a place in the FA Cup semi-final, but that pales into insignificance after what happened to Fabrice Muamba.
The 23-year-old Bolton midfielder collapsed in the middle of the pitch, which at first looked rather odd before it took a horrible turn for the worse. The medical staff from both sides were on the pitch helping Muamba and registered CPR on the former England U21 international. Reports suggest that he was given ten minutes of CPR before being taken to London Chest Hospital by ambulance.
As things stand he is critically ill in the intensive care unit at said hospital. Whatever has gone on, despite the rumours and everything else, the most important thing is that Muamba pulls through and makes full recovery.
They were horrible scenes at White Hart Lane yesterday, scenes that I’ve personally never seen before. When a player goes down you can sometimes tell it’s a bad one, but this was something else, you could tell it was serious from the start just from the reaction of the crowd and the players on the pitch. I don’t want to see these kind of scenes again.
I’m sure you’ll all join me when I say that my thoughts and prayers are with him and his young family at what is a very difficult time.
We’re rooting for you Fabrice!