Official Friend collapses during match

Kevin Friend

Kevin Friend collapsed at the end of the first half at the Vitality Stadium

Fourth official Kevin Friend collapsed and hit his head on a dugout during Tuesday’s Premier League game between Bournemouth and Southampton.

Friend, who cut his face in the fall, was treated in the tunnel before being taken to hospital.

The incident happened as the first half came to an end at the Vitality Stadium.

The start of the second half was delayed by five minutes as Friend was replaced by Dean Treleaven, a qualified referee who was watching the match.

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