Wycombe Wanderers are devastated to report that Mark Bird - a loyal supporter, father and grandfather - passed away on Tuesday evening after suffering a heart attack at Adams Park ahead of the fixture against Blackpool.
Mark, 62, was taken ill in the Woodlands Lounge and treated on the scene before being taken by ambulance to Wexham Park Hospital, but could not be resuscitated and died later that evening.
Manager Gareth Ainsworth and chairman Trevor Stroud have issued the following statement:
“We were saddened to hear before the match that a supporter had been taken ill and made the difficult decision to proceed with the game against Blackpool. On hearing the news, we dedicate our victory to Mark Bird and send our most sincere condolences to all who knew him.
“We would also like to commend the very best efforts of the medical staff and stewards on the scene, including the Thames Valley Air Ambulance, as well as the match officials and representatives of Blackpool for their compassionate handling of the situation.”