Six Nations: Scotland rugby supporter passes away at Murrayfield

Last Updated: 08/02/14 11:16pm

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The supporter was attending the Calcutta Cup clash between Scotland and England

The supporter was attending the Calcutta Cup clash between Scotland and England

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A Scottish rugby supporter has died whilst watching his country's Calcutta Cup defeat by England.

The 60-year-old, who was watching the match with a group of friends, took ill during the Six Nations Championship international at Murrayfield.

Paramedics were quickly on the scene and the fan was transferred by ambulance to Edinburgh Royal Infirmary where he was pronounced dead.

Scottish Rugby Union President Donald Macleod said: "We are extremely saddened to hear of the death of a supporter who attended today's Calcutta Cup match.

"We extend our deepest sympathy to the gentleman's family and friends and we are standing-by to support in any way we can."

England's Rugby Football Union President Bob Reeves said: "The rugby family has lost one of its members and on behalf of all the travelling England fans and the RFU we extend our condolences to the gentleman's relations and all those who knew him."

A statement from Police Scotland said: "Police Scotland can confirm that a 60-year-old man collapsed at Murrayfield Stadium at around 5:15pm today.

"He was taken to ERI where he was pronounced dead. Inquiries are still ongoing but it is believed there are no suspicious circumstances."

England won the match in the Scottish capital 20-0.

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