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If it happens to AN Other, YES you would get the same reaction up and down the country.
Even swap Sol 'Judas' Campbell (as bitterly referred to by disgruntled Spurs fans) for Muamba at WHL on Saturday, I'm pretty certain they (Spurs fans) would have reacted the same way, as someone's life is more important than a game of football.
The below passage from Euro Sport article summed it up perfectly.
"When the full horror of what was occurring became quickly apparent, opposition fans at White Hart Lane no longer sought to tease each other, or antagonise, as is the default setting at football grounds up and down the country, but instead they united in fear, worry and concern."
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Do I hate Spurs, yes with all my heart but what this means is that I want them to fail on the pitch not that I want them to drop down dead.
It's a game full of passion and loyalty and not death race 2000 where life has no meaning.
Even if it was Adebayor, you would have to be a sick man to wish death upon him. I cannot speak for everyone, but I doubt you would find anyone hear who would wish harm upon ANY player, let alone death.
What happens when a life threatening attack such as the one that has happened to Fabrice Muamba occurs, is that football fans generally put aside their petty differences, to wish the player well.
I am not sure who you are, but your post is way off the mark.
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I was at the Chelsea game yesterday and I expected there to be some minute of something for Muamba before the game started. And there was, but it didn't go completely smoothly. The Chelsea announcer had difficulty shutting up the Leicester fans who were making an absolute racket (and who obviously didn't know what was coming) and then said some words about hoping he would recover. All the fans from both sides stood and clapped, as did the referee and his underlings but the players from both sides just carried on their warming up and hugging and daft pre-match rituals. I had expected them to do the centre circle thing.
I guess the ref, CFC and the managers either hadn't agreed what to do properly or, in my view, got it wrong.
Still, it was appropriate Gary Cahill scored the first goal.