FSU fan revived after apparent in-arena heart attack, does tomahawk chop
One Florida State basketball fan produced quite the dramatic scene after Saturday’s victory over Louisville.
After the No. 22-ranked Seminoles upset the No. 16-ranked Cardinals by the overtime final of 80-75, an FSU fan collapsed to the court after suffering an apparent heart attack. He was soon revived by first responders and proceeded to do the team’s famous tomahawk chop celebration to the cheers of the FSU faithful. The fan was then loaded onto a stretcher and into an ambulance. Ira Schoffel of Warchant.com provided an account of the surreal episode:
Amazing scene after game. An FSU fan fell out on the court with an apparent heart attack. First responders doing chest compressions, the whole nine. He eventually comes to. Fans watching let out a cheer. He does the chop before getting on stretcher and in ambulance. Incredible.
— Ira Schoffel (@IraSchoffel) February 10, 2019
Florida State improved 18-5 on the year with the win, but the bigger concern is obviously the well-being of the fan who was stricken. Fortunately, it appears from the looks of it that he was ultimately OK.
As for the chop, it is definitely a huge part of Seminoles lore and has led to some great viral moments over the years. It’s safe to say though that Saturday’s incident certainly brought things to another level.