Musings hope for a speedy and complete recovery for Fabrice Muamba
Fabrice Muamba collapsed on the pitch at White Hart Lane just before half time in the cup game between Spurs and Bolton on Saturday He is still in intensive care 30 hrs after the incident having suffered a 'cardiac event'.
The swift action of the medical staff from both sides, ensured that Fabrice was given life-saving treatment at the earliest opportunity.
The referee took both teams from the pitch and the game immediately abandoned. The reaction of players, the officials, the coaching staff and fans from both sides was, as you would hope and expect, exemplary. Football rivalries were forgotten in the presence of more important considerations.
We wish Fabrice a speedy and complete recovery and send our best wishes to his family.
In 1999 Fabrice and his family re-joined his father who had fled from the Democratic Republic of the Congo in 1994 and been granted asylum. He went to school in Walthamstow and got 10 GCSE's and three A levels despite not being able to speak English when he arrived in England at the age of 11.
He joined the Arsenal Academy in 2002, went on loan to Birmingham in 2006 and signed for Bolton in 2008 where he has made over 100 appearances. He has represented England at every junior level and played 33 times for the U21 side.