BURNLEY, England (AP) — The start of the English Premier League game between Burnley and Newcastle has been delayed by 30 minutes because of a medical emergency.
Britain's Press Association said referees' assessor, Eddie Wolstenholme, collapsed in the tunnel and was taken to hospital.
The Premier League said in a tweet that he was in a conscious state.
Kickoff in Monday's game will take place at 8:30 p.m. local time.
Wolstenholme was formerly a Premier League referee who retired from officiating in 2003.
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