Shaka Hislop fainted during the live broadcast of the match between Real Madrid and AC Milan – conscious

World Cup: Shaka Hislop during the World Cup match against Sweden in 2006 for Trinidad and Tobago.

Shaka Hislop, 54, collapsed during an ESPN broadcast ahead of the match between AC Milan and Real Madrid. Football pundits came back to their senses and apologized for the incident.


Prior to the practice match in which Real Madrid won 3-2 against AC Milan, which was played at 04:00 Norwegian time, you can see the ugly picture on ESPN’s broadcast.

Presenter Dan Thomas stands with former West Ham goalkeeper at the Rose Bowl stadium in California US. The two spoke about the rumors surrounding PSG’s Kylian Mbappé’s potential transfer to Real Madrid.

As Thomas spoke, Hislop began to falter, before collapsing right in front of his partner. Thomas immediately screams for help and you can see more people arriving before the broadcast goes dark.

During the break, Thomas was quite depressed and told about Hislop’s condition.

– My good friend Shaka is obviously not here right now, but we have good news. He came to his senses and spoke. I actually think he’s a bit shy about it all. He has apologized several times. He wasn’t the bossy type, said Thomas.

PROFILE: Shaka Hislop scored for West Ham in 151 games. Here against Liverpool in 2005 and Luis Garcia’s finish. Danny Gabbidon stood closest and watched, while Liverpool’s future Paul Konchesky stood behind.

Hislop was born and raised in England, but represented Trinidad and Tobago at national team level, with whom he played in the 2006 World Cup. In the Premier League, he had 221 caps for Newcastle, West Ham and Portsmouth. He has been a pro for ESPN football since 2008. It is still unknown what caused Hislop’s collapse.

– Many thanks to all of you who have sent love his way. Fortunately, it looks like it will go well, concluded Thomas.


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