Swansea striker Bafetimbi Gomis sparks concern after collapsing against Spurs [Tweets]

The football world was united in concern earlier on after Bafetimbi Gomis was reported to have collapsed in Swansea’s game away to Tottenham.

Nobody was near him at the time and medical staff ran on to the pitch immediately, and have been rightly praised for their quick actions.

After they went to work on Gomis, he eventually regained consciousness and they fed him oxygen before stretchering him off the pitch as he was substituted.

His condition in the aftermath of this incident is not yet known.

Immediately it conjured memories of the near-miss that occurred with Fabrice Muamba in 2012.

The Bolton midfielder also collapsed on the turf at White Hart Lane and effectively died then and there on the pitch before being revived after miraculous work by medics.

It was a brush with death that understandably scarred a lot of Spurs and Bolton players and everyone on the field tonight will have felt the same way.

As Guardian editor Ed Aarons points out, Gomis has a history of fainting and we reported on it back in 2009.

It happened when he was at a training camp with France. Afterwards he went through a series of tests to make sure that it wasn’t too serious and he got the all clear. Maybe it’s time Gomis took a similar set of tests to make sure he’s not risking his life by playing football.