Reserve referee the match of English Premier League between “Bournemouth” and “Southampton” Kevin Friend lost consciousness during the game. About it reports BBC News.
The incident occurred late in the first half of the meeting, which took place in the night of Wednesday, March 2, at Bournemouth and ended with the victory of the hosts with the score 2:0. Friend got sick in the moment when he walked to the edge of the field with a sign, which indicates the number of stoppage time minutes.
After fainting judges referee Mike Dean immediately blows his whistle for a break, and the Friend quickly managed to bring to life. After that he was sent for examination at a local hospital.
Place Friend on the field, took the second reserve judge Dean Treleaven, who was watching the game, sitting on the podium.
In October of last year fans of English “Portsmouth” Mike Hurdle worked as a fourth official in the second half of the match against the “Newport” in the fourth division of the national championship.