Saturday 16 December 2017

Referee Kevin Friend taken to hospital after passing out at Bournemouth

Fourth official Kevin Friend receives medical attention after collapsing
Fourth official Kevin Friend receives medical attention after collapsing

Nick Purewal

Fourth official Kevin Friend passed out and banged his head on the Dean Court dugout in the first-half of Bournemouth's Premier League clash with Southampton.

Both teams' medics quickly rushed to Friend's aid, with referee Mike Dean quickly blowing for time on the first-half, Bournemouth taking a 1-0 lead into the break of the Premier League clash on the south coast.

The start of the second-half was delayed by five minutes as the officials took stock, and Friend was taken to hospital.

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