Football in Brief: Rovers supporter dies from head injury after incident at Stoke

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A Blackburn Rovers supporter has died after being critically injured during the club's match at Stoke on Saturday. The 30-year-old fan was found unconscious in a stand at the Britannia Stadium during the match, which the Potters won 3-0.

He was treated at the scene for a head injury and cardiac arrest after being found collapsed in the concourse area of the South Stand just after half-time.

A police spokesman confirmed the man had died in hospital just before 2am yesterday morning. "A 30-year-old man was pronounced dead at 1.55am," he said. "The circumstances are being investigated and a 25-year-old man remains in custody and is helping with inquiries." A statement on the Blackburn Rovers website said the man was among a 1,300-strong following in the South Stand.

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Keane opens account

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