A Barnsley FC fan has tragically died outside the Lincoln City stadium in front of paramedics minutes after the game ended in a goalless draw.
The news came as a shocker to everyone. Anton Roberts was part of the away travelling fan as Barnsley FC was to face Lincoln City at their home in the League One game on April 19.
As soon as the game ended in a goalless draw, Anton Roberts complained of illness and collapsed shortly outside the LNER football stadium inside a bus. Paramedics were immediately called but couldn’t save Anton Roberts from dying. He was in his 60s.
The exact reason of his death isn’t yet clear. We just broke similar news of the death of Crystal Palace fan Liam Foley who died tragically in a bus accident on April 1. Liam was celebrating his club’s win when the accident occurred.
Barnsley FC in their official statement have mourned the death of their loyal fan Anton Roberts. The club has said.
“Barnsley Football Club is deeply saddened to learn of the passing of a supporter at Tuesday night’s fixture against Lincoln City.
“Anton Roberts received treatment from emergency services outside of the LNER Stadium following the game, but devastatingly, passed away last night.
“The club has been liaising with and will continue to support the family and friends of Mr Roberts through this exceptionally difficult time, whilst asking for their privacy to be respected.
“We encourage all supporters to join in the 61st-minute applause at Oakwell on Saturday in our game against Oxford United.
“Once a Red, Always a Red.”
Lincoln Football Club also showed their respect for Anton Roberts.
They tweeted “Everyone at Lincoln City offers their condolences to the friends and family of Anton Roberts.
“Our thanks to the first responders and emergency services who were quickly on scene for their efforts.”
Tributes have started to pour in for Anton Roberts as the news of his death started to circulate on the internet.
Head coach of the Barnsley FC said “It puts the everything into perspective – someone has gone to watch a football match and not come home.
“We send condolences to his family and to people on the bus because it will live with them forever.”