Hibernian fan dies outside Hampden following Viaplay Cup semi-final

A statement from the club paid tribute to a 67-year-old man who died outside the ground in Glasgow on Saturday.

Hibernian fan dies outside Hampden Park in Glasgow following Viaplay Cup semi-final SNS Group

A Hibernian FC fan died outside Hampden Park in Glasgow following the Viaplay Cup semi-final.

The club posted on social media after their 1-0 defeat to Aberdeen on Saturday, revealing a 67-year-old man passed away shortly after the match.

Police Scotland confirmed the man collapsed outside the stadium at around 8.15pm.

Both teams issued statements offering their condolences to the fan’s family, friends and loved ones.

A Hibs statement read: “Hibernian FC are devastated to learn of the passing of one of our supporters outside Hampden Park after the game this evening.

“The thoughts of everyone at the club are with the gentleman’s family, friends and loved ones. We send our condolences at this extremely sad time.”

Aberdeen also paid tribute to the fan, saying: “”Everyone at Aberdeen FC is deeply saddened by the tragic passing of a Hibernian supporter outside Hampden this evening.

“We send our deepest condolences, and our thoughts are with the friends and family at this time.”

The Hibernian Supporters group added: “The thoughts of everyone at Hibernian Supporters are with the family and friends of the supporter who sadly lost their life after today’s match at Hampden Park.”

A Police Scotland spokesperson said: “Around 8.15pm, police were made aware a man had collapsed outside the stadium following the Hibernian v Aberdeen match on Saturday, November 4, 2023.

“Emergency services attended, and the 67-year-old man was pronounced dead.

“There are no suspicious circumstances surrounding the death and a report will be submitted to the Procurator Fiscal.”

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