An East Sussex football club is calling for help to find two people caught on CCTV vandalizing their defibrillator kit.
Buxted FC said the incident, which occurred in the early hours of Sunday morning, was “heartbreaking”.
Writing on Twitter, the club said: “Last night at 12:50 am our defibrillator was vandalized.
“This was caught on CCTV so if anyone has any information on who these two people are please report it to Sussex Police.”
it comes after Danish footballer Christian Eriksen suffered cardiac arrest during his team’s Euro 2020 game against Finland on Saturday.
Eriksen received prolonged treatment in the field before being transported to hospital where he is now awake and recovering.
The images, posted on Buxted FC’s Twitter account, have been viewed more than 150,000 times since being posted on Sunday evening.
It was retweeted by actor Martin Kemp who described what had happened as “the pits”.
“I’m rarely upset, angry or surprised by people’s behavior, but these are the pits,” he said.
“I hope they’ll be squeamish about themselves when they get caught.”
Richard Turner, chairman of Buxted FC, said the incident was “absolutely disgusting”.
“These things save lives and someone has come to wreck them,” he said.
“The whole world saw what happened to Christian Eriksen on Saturday, so why would anyone think it’s okay?
“Everyone at the club volunteers, we are working hard for what we have, but now we will have to raise funds to replace him.
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This notice was published: 2021-06-13 22:51:00