A man has died after suffering a heart attack while watching Watford FC Women, the club have confirmed.

In a social media post this afternoon (December 6), they wrote that “football enthusiast” Peter Arokiasamy, who had lived in Watford for 50 years, passed away in hospital following the incident during the first-half at Vicarage Road Stadium last month.

“All at Watford FC were deeply saddened to learn of the passing of a supporter who attended the Watford DC Women fixture against Sheffield United on Sunday, November 19,” they wrote on X, formerly Twitter.

“On-site staff from St John Ambulance were alerted immediately to the incident by stewards, with paramedics and the Crowd Doctor also called to the scene.

“An ambulance arrived soon after and transported Peter to Harefield Hospital.”

They added that Watford FC representatives have been in contact with his family, “who expressed their gratitude to the club for the timely and expert care he received”.

“Our thoughts are with all relatives and friends at this extremely difficult time,” the club said.