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March 18, 2012

Bolton Midfielder Fabrice Muamba Remains Critical In Intensive Care


Bolton midfielder Fabrice Muamba remains anesthetized in intensive care at the Chest Hospital in London after collapsing on Saturday night, on the pitch in the F.A.Cup game against Spurs at White Hart Lane.

The match was called off shortly before the second half when Muamba suddenly fell to the ground and had to be taken off on a stretcher.

The Premier League put a statement which said – “Following Fabrice Muamba’s admission to hospital yesterday evening, the Premier League and Aston Villa have agreed to Bolton Wanderers’ request to postpone the Barclays Premier League match between the two clubs scheduled for Tuesday 20th March.”

The Premier League have made the right move, they have also made all the necessary accommodations for the heart-broken club and fans.

Fabrice Muamba is only 23 years old and has played in 20 games this season with Bolton in the Premier League.

The club reportedly requested that their match with Aston Villa be postponed, and both Aston Villa and the Premier League agreed.

Alan Nixon from the Daily Mirror also believes that Bolton will likely pull out of the FA Cup instead of scheduling a rematch with Tottenham at White Hart Lane. Who can blame them if they do? The sight of Muamba’s collapse is every soccer fan’s, manager’s and player’s worst fear and should be taken seriously and evaluated thoroughly.

The Premier League is making all the right moves and is smart to oblige Bolton’s request to postpone Tuesday’s match with Aston Villa out of respect for the team, fans, Muamba and his family.

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