ESPN presenter and former Premier League goalkeeper Shaka Hislop collapsed live on air in a scary moment during the channel’s protection of a pre-season pleasant between Real Madrid and AC Milan
The sport was being performed in round 30-degree warmth in Pasadena, California, with Hislop offering protection from the touchline alongside host Dan Thomas. The scary incident occurred during the build-up to the sport.
As seen in the video above, the 54-year-old Hislop started wobbling earlier than falling ahead into Thomas and onto the bottom. This sparked speedy concern on the touchline as a few close by employees rushed over and Thomas will be heard saying, “Shak. Shak. We’d like some assist.”
ESPN shortly minimize to a break after Hislop’s collapse however later had excellent news for viewers, with an replace on the previous Trinidad and Tobago worldwide’s situation.
“My mate, Shaka, not right here, however because it stands, it’s excellent news,” Thomas acknowledged at half time. “He’s aware, he’s speaking, I believe he’s a bit of embarrassed about all of it. He’s apologised profusely. Not a person who likes folks to make a fuss of him.
“Clearly far too early to make any type of prognosis, however the essential factor is, that Shaka’s aware and we spoke to his household as effectively, since you think about seeing that occur live. We spoke to his spouse and issues are wanting OK.”
Hislop performed over 250 Premier League matches for Newcastle, West Ham and Portsmouth during a distinguished enjoying profession and has grow to be a well-liked pundit in the USA since his retirement.
AC Milan led 2-0 at half-time, when Thomas delivered the replace on Hislop’s situation, with Fikayo Tomori and Luka Romero netting their targets. Real Madrid made eight modifications on the break and Federico Valverde scored a quick-fire double to stage issues up earlier than Vinicius Jr’s 84-minute purpose ensured it ended 3-2 to the Spanish aspect.