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Kaiserslauten boss Jeff Strasser has reported heart attack

  • Kaiserlauten’s clash at Darmstadt was abandoned with the score at 0-0
  • Kaiserslauten manager Jeff Strasser reportedly suffered a heart attack 
  • The Bundesliga 2 club tweeted afterwards that he had been sent to hospital

Kaiserslauten’s Bundesliga 2 clash at Darmstadt was abandoned at half-time after their manager Jeff Strasser reportedly suffered a heart attack, according to German media.

The incident came on Wednesday night at Darmstadt’s Merck-Stadion am Bollenfalltor. 

Medical personnel were attending the scene at the changing rooms during the break, and the game did not restart for the second half.  

Kaiserslauten manager Jeff Strasser has reportedly suffered a heart attack on Wednesday

The incident came during half-time of their Bundesliga 2 clash at Darmstadt

The incident came during half-time of their Bundesliga 2 clash at Darmstadt

The stadium announcer asked the 17,400 fans in attendance to wait for 10 minutes before saying the game was called off due to a ‘medical emergency.’

Kaiserslautern gave details no details of Strasser’s condition, confirming only that the 43-year-old had been taken to a hospital after an ambulance had left the stadium.

They tweeted on Wednesday evening: ‘Dear FCK fans, as you have probably already noticed, the away game in Darmstadt is cancelled.

‘Reason is a medical incident. Our head coach Jeff Strasser is on his way to the hospital.’

They later tweeted in an update: ‘Dear fans of the FCK and of the @sv98, we would like to thank you warmly for your great understanding, the popularity and the very moving reactions today thank you in the stadium.

‘Thank you also for the many well wishes that reach us from all channels.’

Fans from both teams held scarves aloft and sang Strasser's name following the incident

Fans from both teams held scarves aloft and sang Strasser’s name following the incident

In a Tweet, Darmstadt said: ‘Though we love football so much, there are so many more important things in life.’

Kaiserslautern thanked both sets of fans for their reaction. Fans held scarves aloft and sang Strasser’s name.

The score was 0-0 at the interval.

Kaiserslautern are bottom of Bundesliga 2 with 12 points and desperately needed a win against Darmstadt to boost their hopes of escaping relegation. Darmstadt, with 19 points, are also in danger.

Strasser, 43, was named as Kaiserslauten’s manager in September following the sacking of Norbert Meier. 

Kaiserslauten tweeted shortly afterwards that Strasser was on his way to hospital

Kaiserslauten tweeted shortly afterwards that Strasser was on his way to hospital



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