As the FA Cup tie between Dagenham and Redbridge and Salford is delayed on live television, a fan was rushed off on a stretcher after collapsing.

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As the FA Cup tie between Dagenham and Redbridge and Salford is delayed on live television, a fan was rushed off on a stretcher after colliding with another fan.

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The match, which was being broadcast live on itv4, was delayed for approximately six minutes while doctors attended to a man who had a seizure in the stands.

Staff were able to assist the person, who is believed to have also suffered a head injury, before he was taken to hospital, according to broadcaster itv.

The supporter’s condition has since been confirmed by Dagenham.

The first-round tie was then restarted, with Salford winning thanks to a Jordan Turnbull header in the third minute.

Following the delay, there was ten minutes of stoppage time, but the National League hosts were unable to find an equaliser.

Well wishes poured in for the sick supporter on social media.

“Best wishes to the supporter,” one wrote.

“Congratulations to the players for receiving assistance so quickly.”

“Whatever the issue, what a quick response by all, hopefully the fan is okay,” said another.

Before play resumed, he was carried away on a stretcher.

Salford, who are currently 19th in League Two, had to rely on goalkeeper Conor Ripley for a string of outstanding saves in East London.

After only three minutes, the visitors took the lead when defender Turnbull headed home a powerful close-range header from Liam Shephard’s left-wing corner.

In the 15th minute, Mo Sagaf sent a dangerously whipping 20-yarder just over the bar for the Daggers, who are currently eighth in the National League.

With a low 31st-minute drive, home captain Angelo Balanta forced Ripley to make a good diving save.

After 37 minutes, Ripley did an outstanding job punching clear from Matt Robinson’s six-yard header following Sam Ling’s right-wing cross.

Before the break, the busy Ripley had to produce heroics twice more to stop stinging long-rangers from Robinson and Myles Weston.

Following a tense start to the second half, Sagaf hooked over from 20 yards for Dagenham in the 61st minute.

In the 76th minute, Ripley easily stopped Mauro Vilhete’s curling attempt from the left.

In the 84th minute, Callum Reynolds’ back post header was blocked on the line by Ripley, giving Salford a late chance to score.

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