One of France’s most respected referees, Johan Hamel passed away on Tuesday evening after suffering a stroke during routine training exercises.

Hamel, who made his Champions League debut as fourth official for Celtic’s 5-1 loss to Real Madrid at the Bernabeu on November 2, was just 42-years-old.

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I’m not sure how you do it, gathering all these reports, but thank you MCM and teams. These reports are incredible, sad and unforgettable. So many deaths worldwide. Incredible losses of life.

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This article (in French) on the sudden death of the Perpignan rugby player does mention a cause of death:

"On Friday November 11, a 45-year-old rugby player died in hospital, a few hours after suffering heart attack on the pitch."


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