Brentford FC has thanked supporters who came to a fan's aid when he had a heart attack during the match against Reading.
Alan Buxton was taken to hospital after having a heart attack in the Ealing Road stand at Griffin Park during the game on Tuesday (September 28) evening.
The club tweeted following the incident to thank supporters for their help following what it described as a "serious medical emergency".
It also wished the 77-year-old season ticket holder a "speedy recovery" and said everyone's thoughts were with him and his family.
Son says next 48 hours are 'crucial'
Mr Buxton's son Graham tweeted to thank concerned supporters for their kind wishes.
He said his father had been taken to Hammersmith Hospital and had undergone emergency surgery.
He also thanked stewards and medics at the club, adding that it was a "miracle" his father was still alive but that the next 48 hours were "crucial".
He said his father would not have survived even this long were it not for the swift actions of everyone at the ground.
His father has been a regular at Griffin Park since the 1950s, he added.
Graham, who is also a season ticket holder, said last night's match was the first home game he had missed in six years, as he had been struck down by flu that day.