- Chelsea fan, 9-year-old, with special needs and learning difficulties needed first aid treatment after suffering from a smoke bomb detonated by Liverpool fans
- Donte Patterson-Stanley suffered red and itchy eyes and was placed on a nebuliser after breathing in the smoke
- Pictures and video on Twitter revealed the bomb was thrown moments after Sadio Mane netted Liverpool's opening goal
A smoke bomb detonated by a Liverpool fan at Anfield on Sunday, April 14, left the life of a 9-year-old Chelsea fan with special needs and learning in danger.
According to Daily Mail, moments after Sadio Mane netted the opening goal in the second half, red smoke engulfed the away end where Chelsea fans seated - with Blues' fans throwing it back onto the field.
However, latest reports suggest the smoke canister caused serious issues to young fan Donte Patterson-Stanley, who was rushed to receive first-aid.
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Speaking with the Mail, Donte's mother Frances Stanley revealed that her son suffered from red, itchy and watery eyes and was "coughing non-stop" – a nebulizer was later administered to clear his airways.
In addition, Frances, 19-year old daughter Georgia also explained that Donte was 'confused and anxious' due to the shock he suffered.
“One of the stewards came over and asked if he was OK and then offered to get one of the paramedics over to have a look at him," explained Ms Stanley.
"They came over straight away then took us to the first aid room.
“They were a bit concerned about his oxygen levels so proceeded to give him nebuliser to open his airways. It did help as the coughing eased off and he calmed quite a bit.
“My son has special needs with developmental delays. It was all a bit much for him and with him not understanding what was going on, he became very anxious,” Ms Stanley stressed, even as she applauded the stewards and medical staff for their support.
Donte got the all-clear to travel back down South after the game but was unfortunately sick on the coach journey home - his mother putting it down to "the after-effects".
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He was thankfully fine after that though, but both Merseyside Police and the Football Association are investigating the incident.
Earlier, Legit.ng reported that Liverpool vs Chelsea ended 2-0 in favour of Jurgen Klopp's men as they stay two-points clear at the top of the Premier League table.
The first real chance of the match fell to Mohamed Salah when he took a first-time volley from an Sadio Mane's cross which Kepa Arrizabalaga went to ground to catch easily.
In the 20th minute, Eden Hazard who was played as a false-nine, found his way into the Liverpool box as he twists and turns before hitting a low drive, but it did not trouble Alisson in goal.
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