Kilmarnock have paid tribute to the fan who tragically died
after suffering a suspected heart attack in Sunday’s abandoned game
James Haswell, 48, passed away in hospital after collapsing in
the second half of his team’s Scottish Premier League game at Rugby
The match was halted by referee Kevin Clancy with the teams
drawing 1-1 and both managers agreed the game should be abandoned
out of respect.
A statement from the club read: “Everyone at Kilmarnock Football
Club extends their sincere condolences to the family and friends of
the late James Haswell, who tragically passed away on Sunday 5th
May after taking ill at Rugby Park during our match against
“In particular, our thoughts and prayers are with his widow
Aileen and daughters Nicola and Stephanie.
“Aged 48, Jim had been a lifelong supporter of Killie and a
season ticket holder for many years. His love of Kilmarnock FC was
deep rooted and it is a tragedy for all who share his passion for
the club that we have lost a truly devoted supporter.”
Mrs Haswell said: “Jim lived for Killie and his family. He only
missed one game in 17 years. He was the biggest Killie fan you
The club added that arrangements to mark Mr Haswell’s passing
would be announced following discussions with his close family.