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Rugby fan dies after falling ill at Murrayfield

February 9, 2014

EDINBURGH, Scotland (AP) — Police say a 60-year-old man has died in hospital after collapsing at Murrayfield soon after the start of the Scotland-England Six Nations rugby match on Saturday.

The man, unnamed by police and the Scottish Rugby Union, fell ill soon after kickoff and was treated by paramedics then taken to Edinburgh Royal Infirmary, where he died soon after.

Police Scotland said in a statement, “It is believed there are no suspicious circumstances.”

The presidents of the SRU and English Rugby Football Union expressed in statements their condolences to the man’s family and friends.

England won 20-0.