Yes I realise, there may well have been good reason, and I did not intend to criticise.
But speaking personally, I'd hate to find out something of that nature in that way.
"The first call was from eldest son Terry that Daniel, who lived in Surrey with his mother, was in intensive care at Royal Surrey County Hospital, in Guildford."
Given that he was at a match and, reading between the lines, he couldn't head to the hospital immediately, he could well have asked his family to text him if there was any further news - whatever it was.
Last night in the French cup, Brest (who were relegated to the second tier last summer) were being beaten 2-0 away to non league Fleury. With 7 minutes to go, Fleury brought on a sub who hadn't been listed - apparently the procedure to list your players for a match is computerised but the system kept crashing, Brest too had experienced problems before a Fleury official helped them out.
Normally in France, this would automatically mean that Fleury forfeit the match. However, this afternoon, Brest issued a statement stating that they were beaten fairly and, in the name of good sportsmanship, they wouldn't be lodging a complaint and wished Fleury all the best in the last 32 (against another non league side).
The French FA can still overrule this, but surely...