NEW DELHI: Former West Ham goalkeeper Shaka Hislop caused concern among viewers when he collapsed during a pre-match interview at the Rose Bowl ahead of the friendly match between Real Madrid and AC Milan in California.

Hislop, 54, was working as an analyst for US broadcaster ESPN at the time of the incident. Fellow broadcaster Dan Thomas quickly came to his aid as ESPN promptly cut to a commercial break.
However, there was some relief as an update during half-time indicated that Hislop had seemingly recovered after the alarming episode.

The former Trinidad and Tobago international’s health scare was a cause for worry, but the situation appeared to have been addressed, easing concerns among viewers and fans alike.
“My mate, Shaka, not here, but as it stands, it’s good news,” Thomas told viewers.
“He’s conscious, he’s talking, I think he’s a little embarrassed about it all. He’s apologized profusely. Not a man who likes people to make a fuss of him.”
“Obviously far too early to make any sort of diagnosis, but the important thing is, that Shaka’s conscious and we spoke to his family as well, because you imagine seeing that happen live.”

The exhibition game saw Spanish giants Madrid overturn a 2-0 deficit to clinch a 3-2 win.
English defender Fikayo Tomori headed Milan into the lead after 25 minutes, burying an inviting Christian Pulisic corner to make it 1-0.
Luka Romero then put the Serie A side 2-0 ahead three minutes before half-time with a spectacular long-range effort into the top corner.
But Madrid were thrown a lifeline in the 57th minute after a terrible blunder by Milan goalkeeper Marco Sportiello, who fumbled what should have been a routine stop from a long-range Federico Valverde strike.
Valverde then fired Madrid into the lead two minutes later with a well-taken strike, before Brazil star Vinicius Jr. completed the Madrid comeback with an 84th-minute winner.
(With AFP Inputs)

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