November 26, 2018 / 8:13 PM / 20 days ago

Soccer-Burnley game delayed after official collapses in tunnel

Nov 26 (Reuters) - Burnley’s Premier League match against Newcastle United at Turf Moor on Monday was delayed by half an hour until 2030 GMT after referees’ assessor Eddie Wolstenholme collapsed in the tunnel.

Sky Sports reported that Wolstenholme was conscious when he was taken to hospital but referee Anthony Taylor and the Premier League decided to delay the start of the match.

Wolstenholme is a former Premier League referee who retired from officiating in 2003. (Writing by Ken Ferris; Editing by Kevin Liffey)

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