A Barnsley supporter expired while watching Wednesday nights Championship game against Derby in Oakwell, the team and police have announced.
66, jeffrey Wroe, suffered a cardiac arrest near the conclusion of the game and despite being handled with the emergency services, he could not be restored.
A club statement read:Barnsley Football Club are deeply saddened to learn of the departure of a supporter in Wednesday nights fixture from Derby County.
Sixty-six-year-old Jeffrey Wroe was treated with emergency services in Oakwell near the close of the game, but devastatingly, was unable to be restored.
The club has been liaising with and will continue to support the family members and friends of Mr Wroe during this exceptionally tough time, even whilst requesting their privacy be respected.
Derby added on Twitter:Derby County Football Club is deeply saddened to learn of this information and offers its condolences to the family members and friends of Jeffrey Wroe.
South Yorkshire Police said in a statement:Physicians were stabbed 9.24pm into a person in cardiac arrest in the Barnsley vs Derby match at Oakwell.
Despite the best efforts of the emergency services that the guy died.
Barnsley play away with their next match in Preston, and drew the game 2-2.
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