Footballer’s father suffers heart attack as son celebrates

A FOOTBALLER’S father died from a suspected heart attack after watching his son’s cup-winning performance over Scottish league leaders Celtic.
Kilmarnock midfielder Liam Kelly’s father Jack, 59, collapsed at the end of the Scottish Communities League Cup match at Hampden.
He was treated by paramedics near the Kilmarnock dugout before being taken to hospital in Glasgow, where he died.
Players celebrated the 1-0 win oblivious to the medical emergency.
A spokesman for Strathclyde Police said Mr Kelly collapsed at about 4.55pm yesterday.
“He was conveyed to Glasgow Victoria Infirmary where he succumbed at about 5.45pm,” the spokesman added.
In the post-match press conference, Kilmarnock manager Kenny Shiels said: “The dressing room is very despondent and I don’t know why the man above sends down these messages to us.”


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