May 24, 2024

The Leeds fan was taken to hospital following the heavy fall from the top tier of the Shed end at Stamford Bridge during FA Cup fifth-round tie against Chelsea 

This Leeds fan, who was incarcerated for hitting former England goalkeeper Chris Kirkland, suffered significant injuries after falling from the upper terrace at Stamford Bridge on Wednesday.

After tumbling through a barrier and landing on empty seats during Leeds’ loss to Chelsea, 33-year-old Aaron Cawley was taken to the hospital.

After hitting Kirkland in the face during a Sheffield Wednesday game in 2012, he was sentenced to four months in jail and a six-year suspension.

Following the incident, which happened during celebrations for Mateo Joseph’s opening goal in a 3-2 loss, Cawley was transported to a hospital in West London. However, there has been no update on his condition.

He was shown on camera falling from the upper level of the Shed end of Stamford Bridge and landing hard on his back atop the rail seats that served as a barrier between the supporters of Leeds and Chelsea.

In a statement, the Championship team said, “Leeds United can confirm an incident involving a Leeds United supporter occurred in the Shed End of Stamford Bridge during the first-half of tonight’s FA Cup game.” “The emergency services are handling the investigation into the incident. We won’t be commenting further at this time.

Daniel Farke, the manager of Leeds, also discussed the event. “Football is unbelievably serious but health is more important than football results,” he stated. “We extend our warmest regards.”

He was shown on camera falling from the upper level of the Shed end of Stamford Bridge and landing hard on his back atop the rail seats that served as a barrier between the supporters of Leeds and Chelsea.

In a statement, the Championship team said, “Leeds United can confirm an incident involving a Leeds United supporter occurred in the Shed End of Stamford Bridge during the first-half of tonight’s FA Cup game.” “The emergency services are handling the investigation into the incident. We won’t be commenting further at this time.

Daniel Farke, the manager of Leeds, also discussed the event. “Football is unbelievably serious but health is more important than football results,” he stated. “We extend our warmest regards.”

Although Cawley has been photographed at several away games in recent years, Leeds claims that he is still prohibited from attending games at Elland Road.

Sheffield magistrates court heard during the Kirkland trial that Cawley sent an email to South Yorkshire Police stating, “It was a disgrace and I’m embarrassed by my actions… [and] brought shame on Leeds United Football Club.”

During that trial, it was also revealed that Cawley, who was then residing in Cheltenham, had consumed several cans of Stella Artois lager and then three-quarters of a litre of vodka the morning of the match before taking the train to Sheffield. He drank seven or ten more pints of cider after arriving in Sheffield.

 

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