ESPN football analyst Shaka Hislop is ‘OK’ after on-air meltdown ahead of friendly between AC Milan and Real Madrid

Shaka Hislop collapsed before Sunday night's Rose Bowl game live on ESPN

Shaka Hislop collapsed before the game at the Rose Bowl on Sunday night while live on ESPN. (Serena Taylor/Newcastle United via Getty Images)

ESPN football analyst Shaka Hislop is doing well after collapsing live during the AC Milan and Real Madrid friendly at the Rose Bowl in Southern California on Sunday night.

Hislop was talking with ESPN’s Dan Thomas before the game live on the network when he suddenly started swinging on the sidelines. Hislop then fell face first and lightly hit Thomas. The show then switched to advertising in what was a terrifying scene.

Thomas quickly provided a social media update that Hislop was aware of.

Thomas appeared live during halftime of the match to announce that Thomas was both conscious and speaking, and that “he apologized profusely”. Specific details about his condition or what led to his collapse are not known.

“As you can imagine, seeing this happen live, there can’t be much more that can scare you in a family, but we’ve spoken to his wife and it’s all good,” Thomas said.

Hislop, 54, played professionally for 15 years and was the starting goalkeeper for the Trinidad and Tobago men’s national team at the 2006 FIFA World Cup in Germany. He played in Europe for Newcastle United, West Ham and Portsmouth before playing two seasons with FC Dallas in Major League Soccer. He retired in 2007.

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