By now, you’ve seen the viral video of the Cleveland Browns fan that fell off a van that was captured live on TV by 19 News’ live broadcast.
He could be seen standing on the top of a van in the background, before losing balance and falling heavily onto the ground. Many assumed that the man was simply drunk and fell to the ground before the game even started.
This Browns fan is definitely not making the game today!pic.twitter.com/qNyKnXHlyF
— BLACK ADAM SCHEFTER (@B1ackSchefter) September 8, 2019
It turns out it was no laughing matter.
According to 19 News sports reporter Glenn Forbes, the man was sitting up and responsive while he was being treated by emergency services on the scene.
He is sitting up and responsive. Multiple EMS techs are speaking with him and treating an injury to the side of his head. Ambulance waiting. @cleveland19news https://t.co/ZC813c6Kq7
— Glenn Forbes (@GlennForbes1) September 8, 2019
A Twitter user claiming to be the injured person’s son urged people to take the fall seriously because his dad was epileptic and suffered a seizure while taking pictures.
Please just stop the jokes and memes my dad is in a critical condition and these jokes and assumptions aren’t making it better please stop.. pic.twitter.com/dBroTkBogP
— Ashton Shepherd (@Sheph_ash) September 8, 2019
“I’m sure by now everyone has seen this,” @Sheph_ash wrote in a note posted on Twitter.
“It’s my dad on top of a van taking pictures. He has a medical condition, he’s epileptic and he had a seizure while taking pictures. I’m in the hospital with him right now. He has a fractured skull, a shattered shoulder and six broken ribs. Please stop assuming he was drunk, he had no drinks at that point at all.
“Please stop making fun and jokes about my dad and please keep him in your thought.”WANT MORE FROM TOTALPROSPORTS? FOLLOW US ON GOOGLE NEWS.