Dundee confirm death of fan after taking ill at Dens Park during cup game

Dens Park

Dundee FC bosses have expressed their sadness at the death of a fan after taking ill during the club’s Scottish Cup game on Saturday.

The man in his sixties, believed to have been sat in the Bobby Cox Stand, took unwell towards the end of the clash with Inverness.

He man was taken to Ninewells Hospital for treatment over the weekend but died this morning.

Many fans praised medical staff in the ground for their quick response.

In a statement, Dark Blues chiefs said: “Everyone at Dundee Football Club was saddened to hear that the gentleman who was taken unwell at the Inverness game on Saturday had passed away in hospital this morning.

“We would wish to pass on our sincerest sympathy and condolences to his family and friends at this very sad time. 

“The family has asked us to respect their privacy at this early juncture and to pass on their gratitude to the club medical staff, first aid, paramedics and stewards who, when called upon, responded quickly and professionally.”

A spokeswoman for the Scottish Ambulance Service today confirmed that a crew had transported the man to Ninewells Hospital.

She said: “We received a call at 4.49pm on Saturday and attended an incident at Dens Park.
“We dispatched one ambulance to the scene and a man in his sixties was transported to Ninewells.”