Last night’s match between Granada and Athletic Bilbao was postponed for 17 minutes. The game was first halted when a Granada season ticket holder suffered a heart attack during the game. The game was later suspended after it was learned that the supporter had died.
Granada posted condolences to the supporter’s family and friends, saying the supporter had been a Granada season ticket holder for 16 years. However, his name was not mentioned in the statement.
Bilbao took the lead in the sixth minute of the match with the goal of Inaki Williams. 15 minutes into the match, Bilbao goalkeeper Unai Simon asked the referee to stop play when some Granada fans told him that a spectator had suffered a heart attack in the gallery.
Doctors from both teams tried to save the spectator from the bench. The game starts but after a while the game stops again. Players from both teams remained on the field for 40 minutes, after which the game was called off.
The league later confirmed the news of the supporter’s death.
The League accepted Bilbao’s request to hold the match today without postponing it. The game will start again in 17 minutes. Granada said yesterday’s tickets will be available to watch the game. And since Monday is a working day, fans who can’t go today will be refunded their tickets. Meanwhile, Granada fans chanted Simeon’s name as the referee was quickly informed of the incident.