HOSPITAL LATEST: FABRICE MUAMBA IS NOW IN A
STABLE CRITICAL CONDITION.
23 year old Bolton midfielder Fabrice Muamba has collapsed, face down, on the pitch in the 41st minute of the match.
Medics spent over 10 minutes trying to resuscitate him, but efforts failed and he had to be put into an ambulance and rushed to hospital.
Players were seen crying and embracing each other as the game was subsequently called off. The fans applauded him being stretchered off and also chanted his name.
According to reports, he is with Bolton captain Kevin Davis and manager Owen Coyle.
The midfielder is said to be fighting for his life.
Witnesses say that he went down without putting his hands up.
The incident is similar to that of the collapse of Cameroonian Marc-Vivien Foé, former Man City, West Ham and Lyon Midfielder.
At around 8:30 he was reported to be breathing and in a stable condition in a London Hospital.
Fabrice Muamba’s last Tweet from his official account (@fmuamba): ‘Just reach white hart lane. #COWY lets have it now.‘
Tweets supporting Muamba have come flooding in from Twitter, with the hashtag #PrayForMuamba trending Worldwide.
This is all that can currently be reported at the moment, I wish him the best and hope he fully recovers and that his fledgling footballing career can continue.
For all the tweets and statements made during the day, read more..
Rio Ferdinand: ‘Come on Fabrice Muamba, praying for you.’
Kazenga LuaLua: ‘Massive support for Muamba and his family. May God be with them all at this time. Please pray for him, I will be’
Josh McEachran: ‘Everyone pray for Fabrice Muamba!!!’
John Carew: ‘Praying for Fabrice Muamba’
Jack Wilshire: ‘Hope Muamba is okay. Thoughts with him.’
Diniyar Bilyaletdinov: ‘Hope everything is ok with Fabrice Muamba.’
Tim Cahill: ‘This is now a day when football across the World comes together to pray for Muamba. puts everything into perspective.
Arsenal F.C: ‘The thoughts of everyone at Arsenal Football Club are with Fabrice Muamba and his family’
Robbie Savage: ‘Praying muamba is ok x’
Lord Sugar: ‘Spurs v Bolton Game is abandoned we hope Fabrice Muamba is ok let’s all wish him well’
Joey Barton: ‘Just heard the sad news about Fabrice Muamba. My thoughts are with him and his family right now. Puts everything in to perspective’
Rafael Van der Vaart: ‘Terrible what happened with Muamba during the game. We’re all praying for him.’
Wayne Rooney: ‘Hope fabrice muamba is ok. Praying for him and his family. Still in shock.’
Michael Owen: ‘My thoughts are with Fabrice Muamba.’
Juan Pablo Angel: ‘Praying for Fabrice Muamba,only 23 years old, hoping for good news after he collapsed on the field!’
Chelsea F.C: ‘Thoughts and prayers of all at Chelsea are with Fabrice Muamba and his family.’
Norwich City F.C: ‘The thoughts of everyone at Norwich City Football Club are with Fabrice Muamba and his family
The F.A: ‘Our thoughts and prayers are with Fabrice Muamba and his family right now. A wonderful person.’
Sunderland A.F.C: Thoughts and prayers of all at Sunderland are with Fabrice Muamba.
Queens Park Rangers F.C: ‘The thoughts of everyone at Queens Park Rangers Football Club are with Fabrice Muamba and his family’
Birmingham City F.C: ‘Everybody at Birmingham City would like to send their well wishes to Fabrice Muamba and his family at this time.’
Nigel De Jong: ‘My hart goes out 2 Fabrice Muamba, his family and team mates at Bolton. Terrible what happened . Keep praying’
Liverpool F.C: ‘Everyone at Liverpool Football Club offers their thoughts and well wishes to Fabrice Muamba and his family at this time.’
Jamie O’Hara: ‘Prayers go out to fab muamba great player enjoyed playing with him at under 21s, hope he is ok’
Carlos Cuellar: ‘All my support for Muamba and his family. Everybody are with u. Really sad day for world football. Let’s pray for him.
Thomas Vermaelen: ‘Hope Farbrice Muamba will be ok. Thoughts are with him, his family and friends.
Manchester City F.C: ‘The thoughts of everyone at and connected to Manchester City are with Fabrice Muamba and his family.’
Dan Walker: ‘Tragic situation with Fabrice Muamba. Hoping he pulls through. Thoughts very much with his family & close friends.’
Millwall F.C: ‘Our thoughts are, of course, with Bolton’s Fabrice Muamba and his family. Hoping he’s ok’
Djibril Cisse: ‘Please let’s all pray for fabrice muamba .be strong and fight my brother’
Ali Al-Habsi: ‘All our hearts with Fabrice Muamba, one of my closest friends at Bolton.. Im shocked, wishing him a fast recovery.’
Geoff Shreeves: ‘Please please please let Fabrice Muamba make it. Praying’
Bradley Guzan: ‘thoughts and prayers with Muamba and his family!
Southampton F.C: ‘The thoughts of everyone at Southampton Football Club are with Fabrice Muamba, his family & friends at this time.’
Nottingham Forest F.C: ‘The thoughts of everyone at Nottingham Forest Football Club are with Fabrice Muamba and his family
AP McCoy: ‘More importantly so sad 2 hear the news about Fabrice Muamba let’s pray he pulls through
David Luiz: ‘Muamba,I’m praying for u!’
Newcastle United F.C: ‘The thoughts of everyone at Newcastle United are with Fabrice Muamba, his family and his colleagues at Bolton Wanderers
Blackpool F.C: ‘The thoughts of Blackpool Football Club are with Fabrice Muamba and his family.
Juan Mata: ‘Everybody with you Fabrice
Guy Mowbary: ‘Chilling memories as a York City man. Please don’t let this be another David Longhurst. Eerily similar.
Wolverhampton Wanderers F.C: ‘Everyone connected with Wolves sends their thoughts and prayers to Fabrice Muamba, his family and all at Bolton Wanderers.
Sheffield United F.C: ‘The thoughts and prayers of all at SUFC are with all at BWFC and friends and family of Fabrice Muamba, we wish him well
Marc Albrighton: ‘Come on Fab! Please pull through mate! Everybody is supporting you!
Sebastien Bassong: ‘Doesn’t matter who you support..Doesn’t matter if you aren’t a football fan. Doesn’t matter if you aren’t religious..Pray for Fabrice Muamba’
Jody Craddock: ‘Thoughts go out to muamba , I hope he’s ok.’
Robin Van Persie: ‘I so sad about what happened to Fabrice Muamba today. Played with him 4 a couple of years. What a great guy. Always a smile on his face. 1/2’
Tottenham Hotspur F.C: ‘Everyone at the Club sends their best wishes to Fabrice Muamba and his family.’
Dirk Kuyt: ‘Unbelievable what happened today!! Fabrice Muamba my thoughts are with you and your family. I will keep praying and hope you will be ok!!!’
Emmanuel Adebayor: ‘Doesn’t matter if you aren’t religious…….. Pray for Fabrice Muamba’
STATEMENT FROM BOLTON WANDERERS F.C:
‘Bolton Wanderers can confirm that Fabrice Muamba has been taken to hospital following his collapse at White Hart Lane this evening during the FA Cup quarter-final.’
Latest Tweets following Stable condition announcement:
Kevin Doyle: Muamba now in a stable condition. This is wonderful news. Football fans have really united tonight
Elliott Bennett: ‘Just heard from sky news that fabrice muamba is stable. Really hope he pulls right through.
Wayne Routledge: ‘Best news I’ve heard all day.
Pablo Zabaleta:’Great to hear Muamba is in stable condition!’
Anthony Pilkington: ‘Great news that fabrice Muamba is in a stable condition! Let’s all hope and pray that he makes a full recovery!
Lucas Levia: ‘Good news about Muamba . Keep fighting Muamba.’
Chris Kamara: ‘Hospital spokesperson says Bolton midfielder Fabrice Muamba is stable after collapsing on pitch during match with Tottenham – Thank God’
Steven Fletcher: ‘Hearing muamba is in a stable condition…thoughts are with him and his family
Nigel De Jong: ‘Muamba is in a stable condition. Best news I’ve heard today.
Ryan Taylor: ‘So happy with the news on Fabrice Muamba. I hope he comes through all this.’
Tim Cahill: ‘Muamba is in a stable condition. Great to hear.
Glen Johnson: ‘Very good news to hear Fabrice Muamba is in a stable condition!!!’
Louis Saha: ‘Big up Fabrice Muamba. Wish him good and will pray alongside his family. Pls forget abt winning or losing.
Wayne Rooney: ‘Good to hear muamba is stable. Hope he gets better soon.’
Robbie Savage: ‘Thank god muamba is in a stable condition after witnessing what nurses , doctors , medical staff do for people they are real heroes x’
Juan Pablo Angel: ‘Hospital says Fabrice Muamba in stable condition! Thank God!
Michael Vaughan: ‘Fabrics Muamba reportedly in a stable condition.. The Medics of the NHS who have treated him are real heroes…’
Khalid Boulahrouz: ‘Very pleased with the news that Muamba is in a stable condition. Let’s hope he’s back & fully fit soon. God bless you Muamba’
NHS Direct: ‘All credit to medical staff, referee, football players and fans today. Our thoughts are with Fabrice Muamba and his family.’
Graeme Swann: ‘I can’t believe the news I’ve just heard about Fabrice Muamba. I hope he pulls through’
Sam McMahon: ‘Can’t believe what I’ve been hearing about Muamba!! So good to hear that he is stable hope he is ok’
Martin Olsson: ‘Just heard Muamba is in a stable condition. I’m so glad to hear that!!
Joe Ledley: ‘Great news to hear that muamba is in a stable condition.
John Arne Riise: ‘So glad Fabrice Muamba is stable.. Lets all keep praying for him to have a speedy recovery. Well done to Paramedics and both teams medical’