Player Gets Yellow Card for Having a Heart Attack

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A Croatian soccer player who was given a yellow card for diving, was actually in the midst of a fatal heart attack.

Shamed Soccer Fans

Concerned Soccer Fans

According to Eurosport, Goran Tunjic, a 32-year-old defender playing for the Mladost FC, collapsed in the 35th minute of the County League match against Hrvatski Sokola, prompting the referee to approach the player with a yellow card in his hand.

Tragically, however, the player had suffered a fatal heart attack.

The official quickly realised what had happened and called for medical aid, but Tunjic died despite being rushed to a nearby hospital.

“Doctors tried to help him but there was nothing they could do,” a club spokesman said of the player, who had no previous medical problems.

“He just fell dead on the spot.”

“Diving” for a foul is, unfortunately, a regular occurrence in soccer and referees across the globe are cracking down on that with yellow card bookings. It is tragic and unfortunate, however, that this referee happened to be on the way to doing this during such a sad and unlikely incident.

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4 Responses to “Player Gets Yellow Card for Having a Heart Attack”

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