West Ham fan Connor Reid, 19, fighting for life with shattered skull after horror 16ft fall at UECL final in Prague | The Sun

A TEENAGE West Ham fan is fighting for his life in hospital after a horror fall following the Europa Conference League final in Prague.

Connor Reid, 19, went to the game with dad Alex but fell off a 16ft wall while waiting for a taxi after the historic trophy win.

Connor had to have his spleen removed and smashed his skull. remains in hospital, unable to return home to England.

Dad Alex said on Twitter: "So after last nights great performance, my son had a bad fall and is currently in hospital in Prague. 

"Broken ribs fractured Skull and has his spleen removed. Was due to come home tomorrow but don’t know what we will do now."

He went on to explain: "He was sitting on a wall waiting for his Uber home not realising there was a 5 Metre drop the other side and lost his balance."


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The teenager didn't have travel insurance, his dad said, and the parent said he has "no clue what to do".

Over £5,000 has already been raised on GoFundMe for Connor's return home, far exceeding the original £1,000 goal.

Dad Alex said Connor regained consciousness today: "He is in bits and very tired. He has no memory of it, the poor sod…

"He remembers the game and everything but the next thing he knew was when he woke up this afternoon in hospital."

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Ecstatic scenes after the win earlier this week went viral, after Jarrod Bowen's last-gasp winning goal.

After captain Declan Rice took his place in West Ham history alongside legendary trophy-winning skippers Bobby Moore and Billy Bonds, fans filled the streets of Czechia's capital – as well as back in London.

In Prague, where West Ham fans had earlier been ambushed by Italia ultra hooligans, the streets overflowed with Hammers.

The game was led by manager Moyes and club captain Rice, who may have played his last game in claret and blue.

Hammers owner David Sullivan told talkSPORT: "I think it has to be [his last game].

"We promised him he could go. He set his heart on going. You can't ask for a man who has committed more to us this season.

"In due course, he has to get on and we have to get a replacement – or several replacements.

"It's not something we want to happen. We offered him £200,000-a-week 18 months ago. He turned it down.

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"It's cost him £10million to stay at West Ham in that time (in lost wages). And he wants to go.

"You can't keep a player who doesn't want to be there."

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