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Leyton Orient v Lincoln: Fan dies despite supporters stopping match to allow medical treatment



“Derek was a life-long O’s supporter and he lived in Osbourne Road, a short walk from the ground for many years. As well as being a lifelong fan, Derek was heavily involved in the club and managed the club’s tannoy system during the 1990s.

“The club will be paying tribute to Derek at Saturday’s home fixture against Reading and his family have been invited to the game as guests of the club.

“A book of condolence will be available for supporters in the East Stand to sign on Saturday and it will then be available for all fans in West Stand reception thereafter.

“We would, once again, like to thank Derek’s fellow supporters for the way in which they conducted themselves on Tuesday night and acted to try and help the situation.”

Any further controversy over refereeing decisions is the last thing Howard Webb, the head of Professional Game Match Officials Limited (PGMOL), needs following the Liverpool offside goal fiasco.

Telegraph Sport has been told Martin, who is due to be fourth official for Manchester United’s Premier League game against Brentford on Saturday, and his team have undergone welfare checks following Tuesday’s incident.



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