‘Not all kings wear capes’: Fans laud Cadiz goalkeeper Conan Ledesma as the ‘saviour’ after he heroically ran across the pitch and threw medical equipment into the stands in their 4-0 defeat to Barcelona
- Barcelona were two goals up at Cadiz when a medical emergency occurred
- The referee halted the action as medical staff attended to the spectator
- Cadiz keeper Conan Ledesma ran across the pitch carrying medical equipment
- The supporter was resuscitated and taken to hospital following the incident
Fans have taken to social media to praise Cadiz goalkeeper Conan Ledesma for his quick reactions that could have saved someone’s life in their 4-0 defeat to Barcelona.
There were 81 minutes on the clock and Barcelona led 2-0 when it became apparent there was a problem behind the south goal.
Players from both sides looked on in concern and Cadiz goalkeeper Ledesma could be seen sprinting across the pitch with a defibrillator towards the incident.
Cadiz goalkeeper Conan Ledesma rushed across the pitch carrying medical equipment
There were 81 minutes on the clock and Barcelona led 2-0 when it became apparent there was a problem behind the south goal
Barcelona defender Ronald Araujo and his Cadiz counterpart Fali could be seen praying as the delay continued and it became clear that the situation had not been resolved.
Ledesma raised his thumb towards fans behind the goal but the lack of a positive response from supporters was confirmation that there was still a major problem and an eerie silence descended on Cadiz’ Nuevo Mirandilla stadium before the two teams were eventually taken off.
Cadiz substitute Jose Mari could then be seen sprinting down the touchline with a stretcher, before making his way with a Red Cross worker to the patient.
Ledesma launched the medical supplies towards the stricken spectator in the stands
Cadiz midfielder Jose Maria raced to the stands with a stretcher for the fan
The game was suspended for an hour and Cadiz president Manuel Vizcaino told Spanish radio that the fan had been successfully resuscitated and taken to hospital.
Fans took to social media to praise Ledesma’s heroics to act quickly on the situation in the stands.
One fan posted: ‘Fair play to Cadiz’s keeper, Ledesma, who might have saved a person’s life today.
A second tweeted: ‘Cadiz goalkeeper Ledesma was one of the first to realise the situation, stopped the game and acted quickly to send a medical kit into the stands for the fan who fell unconscious. Respect.
A third said: ‘This man here Conan Ledesma has won millions of hearts. He ran towards dressing room to bring a CPR kit and gave it to the fan inside the Cadiz stadium who suffered a serious health problem between the game. Not all Kings wear capes.
‘You got my respect bro.’
More fans joined in by saying: ‘Appreciation Tweet to Canan Ledesma for his heroic quick intervention to assist the fan who collapsed watching the game between Cadiz and Barcelona. He will go down in history good as a saviour.
Another said: ‘Cadiz goalkeeper Ledesma quickly getting the defibrillator and then throwing up to the stands to try and help the medical team, hero.
One simply posted: ‘Massive respect for the Cádiz goalkeeper, Conan Ledesma. He ran to the bench to get a CPR kit and threw it to those coming to the aid of the fan in the stand. Hero.
While another added: ‘Jeremias Ledesma has provided the most important pass of the match.’
When the game restarted Barcelona built on to their 2-0 lead earned thanks to goals from Frenkie de Jong and Robert Lewandowski who had taken just nine minutes to score his ninth goal of the season in all competitions.
Ansu Fati also got minutes and he scored the third when the game restarted.
Polish striker Robert Lewandowski had set-up the third and he assisted Ousmane Dembele in added time to make it 4-0.