Quick-thinking referee Darren Drysdale saved Bradley Barry
Sport

Gareth Barry’s nephew Bradley swallows tongue after being knocked out but is saved by quick-thinking referee

Chesterfield’s Bradley Barry has told how the referee in their League Two match against Morcombe saved him after he swallowed his tongue.

Barry, the nephew of former Aston Villa, Everton and England star Gareth, was knocked out when he copped a boot in the head in the first half of their defeat.

He said his “eyes went black” and his tongue threatened to block his airway but referee Darren Drysdale saved him.

“I’m fine,” he told Chesterfield’s website.

“I’m used to it now, it was just a boot to the side of the head and my eyes went black and my tongue was down my throat but when the referee moved me it came back up.

Bradley Barry says the ref saved his life

Bradley Barry says the ref saved his life

“As soon as my eyes went back to normal and I didn’t want to go off the pitch.”

Barry, 22, added how grateful he was to Drysdale.

Gareth Barry’s nephew Bradley swallows tongue after being knocked out but is saved by quick-thinking referee
Click to comment

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

To Top