FC Lorient volunteer in critical condition after light bar fell on pitch following 3-0 defeat to Rennes

A MAN is in critical condition after a light bar fell on him at the end of a Ligue 1 match.

He has been identified by French media as a volunteer ground staff member for French side FC Lorient.

The ‘very serious’ incident occurred shortly after Lorient’s 3-0 home defeat to Rennes on Sunday afternoon.

The man was said to be doing his job after the final whistle when the floodlight ramp, used for pitch maintenance, collapsed on him.

Doctors immediately performed cardiac ‘massage’ on the Lorient volunteer, with pictures showing an ambulance on the field with staff gathered around.

He was then taken to a local hospital for further treatment 45 minutes later.

Brazilian left-back Dalbert, on loan at Rennes from Inter Milan, reportedly saw the incident and was ‘greatly shocked’.

A TV report from Canal+ said: “Immediately, the firefighters and resuscitators arrived.

“Currently they are carrying out incessant cardiac massages on this man.

“We have seen players from Rennes completely panicked, other players came out of the locker room.

“Club doctors, presidents, everyone is very worried.”

A TV report from Telefoot added: “It’s the terror, the horror.

“It happened under the eyes of Dalbert, the Rennes player, who is greatly shocked.

“We are all shocked, the ambulance is in the process of providing treatment.

“It is really very serious, what just happened in Lorient.”

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