Sergio Reguilon displayed remarkably quick thinking to alert referee Andre Marriner towards a medical emergency at St James' Park.
At the end of the first half during Spurs' trip to Newcastle, the game was stopped and both players were taken off the pitch while an individual received treatment in the East Stand.
Left-back Reguilon spotted it straight away, sensing that something serious was happening. Meanwhile, teammate Eric Dier sprinted to get a defibrillator taken over to the other side of the pitch by a medic.
Both players received much-deserved praise for their selfless actions, which will hopefully help save the person's life.
Amazing recognition and prompt action by Eric Dier, Sergio Reguilon and more for their help in getting the ailing fan medical attention 👏 pic.twitter.com/ho7i6GcPIS— International Champions Cup (@IntChampionsCup) October 17, 2021
Huge respect to Sergio Reguilon, Eric Dier and Oliver Skipp for reacting in the concerned and urgent manner they did. Defibrillators are such a key contingency in these situations. pic.twitter.com/3lWO30wLMB— Project Football (@ProjectFootball) October 17, 2021
Worrying scenes at St James’ Park as the teams are taken off. Not exactly sure of the details yet but credit to the players - particularly Sergio Reguilón - for alerting the referee#NEWTOT pic.twitter.com/YG4Q8Tui6V— Transfermark8t (@transfermark8t) October 17, 2021
Huge respect to Spurs' Sergio Reguilon and Eric Dier, as well as referee Andre Mariner, for their speedy reactions to a surreally dark moment. We can only hope they have saved a life— roger bennett (@rogbennett) October 17, 2021
Sergio Reguilón deserves so much credit for his reaction there. Top class.— HLTCO (@HLTCO) October 17, 2021
Huge respect to Eric Dier and Sergio Reguilon for alerting the medical team. 👏🏽 pic.twitter.com/fUR5x0QiMa— The Sportsman (@TheSportsman) October 17, 2021
Newcastle vs Tottenham has been temporarily suspended due to a medical emergency in the crowd.— Goal (@goal) October 17, 2021
Sergio Reguilon alerted the referee about the incident. pic.twitter.com/oSKBvlD7xy
Football aside, as humans, Eric Dier and and Sergio Reguilon deserve huge respect for the way they reacted to the situation at St. James Park. Thoughts go out to the fan. pic.twitter.com/GE3FsRIVYq— Stevie (@StevieeeWx) October 17, 2021
The players are going off.— Footy Accumulators (@FootyAccums) October 17, 2021
Well done to Sergio Reguilón who reacted so quickly and Eric Dier going over to get the medical team to bring the defibrillator out.
Thoughts are with the supporter and praying that they are okay. 🙏
After being stabilised, the individual who took ill was then moved from the stands and has been taken to a nearby hospital.
The supporter who was in need of urgent medical assistance has been stabilised and is on their way to hospital.— Newcastle United FC (@NUFC) October 17, 2021
Our thoughts are with them. 🖤🤍
Sky Sports took a break from their in match coverage, with David Ginola speaking eloquently on the situation given he himself had a cardiac arrest on the pitch during a charity game.
In 2016, the former midfielder was clinically dead for around 8 minutes after collapsing and it was Frederic Mendy who effectively saved his life by performing CPR.
Upon returning to the pitch to play out the final minutes of the half, Reguilon was loudly applauded by the Newcastle fans in a wonderful moment.
Newcastle, in their first game under the new era, went 1-0 up inside two minutes through Callum Wilson but Spurs turned it around with goals from Tanguy Ndombele, Harry Kane and Heung-Min Son.
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