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When will the epidemic of collapsing athletes be addressed?

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This week alone, at least 4 more top level footballers have collapsed on the pitch during a game or during training.

Healthy young sports men and women seem to be dropping like flies with cardio and breathing difficulties in recent months, first highlighted in June 2020, when Denmark midfielder Christian Eriksen, 29, collapsed during a live broadcast due to cardiac arrest during his country's Euro 2020 game against Finland.

In the Latest News section recently I posted a link to an article by Mark Playne detailing a worldwide surge in sports people suffering sudden health issues and even death. Read the article 

More recently we have seen even more similar events, here are just a handful;

Jordan Tucker, captain at Longridge Town FC, died suddenly aged 23 Early November 2021. The cause of death was not announced.

Former Manchester City striker Sergio Aguero was taken to hospital for tests after suffering "chest discomfort" as Barcelona drew 1-1 against Alaves on 30th October 2021.

A football match in Norway’s second division was halted on Monday 1st November 2021 after Icelandic midfielder Emil Pálsson suffered a cardiac arrest during play.

On Tuesday 23rd November 2021 Sheffield United midfielder John Fleck fell to the ground unchallenged during his team’s game at Reading and had to be taken off on a stretcher after receiving lengthy treatment and being given an oxygen mask.

Wigan's Charlie Wyke collapsed during training on Tuesday 23rd November 2021.

Sherrif Tiraspol winger Adama Traore collapsed on the pitch clutching his chest in their Champions League defeat to Real Madrid on Wednesday 24th November 2021.
Walsall player Leon Taylor, 36, taken ill and died Wednesday 24th November 2021. 


Former professional footballer Matt Le Tissier asked the question earlier this week "when will this be investigated?" 

The media is saying there is no connection to the Covid-19 vaccine. An interesting conclusion to make considering there were no vaccine trials. And considering this is being written on 26th November, how could they so thoroughly conclude that the vaccines had no part to play? Has this been investigated?

Clearly, sports people are dropping at a rate never before seen, this is highly unusual and should be acknowledged and investigated as a matter of urgency.

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