Leyton Orient's manager Richie Wellens tried to direct help to the fan who tragically died at their game on Tuesday night by directing the fourth official to help with the incident while he spoke to his team's supporters.
Former stadium announcement operator Derek Reynolds, 74, became unwell at the game against Lincoln City, which was later abandoned on 82 minutes before he passed away.
Footage on social media showed Wellens remonstrating with fans who sat on the pitch in a sit-in protest targeted at stopping the match restarting. Play was initially allowed to continue by referee Stephen Martin, before a number of fans took to the field, sitting down near to the goalkeeper's area to enforce a stoppage in play.
In a bid to get help over to the stricken supporter, Wellens sent the fourth official across the pitch to deal with the incident while offering to speak with his team's protesting fans.
As he approached the supporters, stewards also took to the field to usher the protestors off, while fans at other points in the stadium cheered.
Richie Wellens was seen calling for his own Leyton Orient fans to leave the field after a sit-in protest, having directed the fourth official to head towards the medical incident
Fans occupied the keeper's area late in the game during a medical emergency in the stands
Wellens was helping out after directing the fourth official to help with the medical incident
Joe Pigott's 10th-minute strike had put the hosts ahead, but on 84 minutes the game was paused for close to an hour, before a suspension was called at around 10.25pm.
With the individual seemingly receiving CPR attention from medics, referee Martin was seen calling players off the field before the near hour-long wait for an official suspension of the game.
The club released a statement confirming that the game had been suspended, writing: 'Tuesday’s fixture against Lincoln City was abandoned due to a medical emergency in the East Stand of Brisbane Road.
The thoughts of everyone at Leyton Orient Football Club are with the individual involved and their loved ones at this distressing time.
The club would like to thank all supporters in attendance at Brisbane Road this evening for the understanding and compassion shown, during a very difficult situation.
'The club will provide a further update in due course.'
A number of fans took up position inside the goalkeeper's penalty area to pause the match
Referee Stephen Martin called players off the field after the game had been paused on Tuesday
At the time of the suspension, Orient led 1-0 through Joe Pigott's 10th-minute strike
Around 20 Leyton Orient supporters entered the pitch to try to stop play late in the second half
The goal came from an error by Sean Roughan after 10 minutes. Under pressure in his own penalty area from Ruel Sotiriou, the Imps defender miskicked the ball and Sotiriou squared across goal for Joe Pigott to net his second goal of the season with the simplest of chances.
Roughan had earlier produced a good save from Orient goalkeeper Sol Brynn who was at full stretch to turn the ball around the post for a corner.
Both sides produced some neat football, with Hakeeb Adelakun going close for the visitors whilst former Lincoln midfielder Max Sanders was denied a goal against his former employers when Imps keeper Lukas Jensen flung himself to his left to avert the danger.
A lively and entertaining second period produced chances at both ends, with Ethan Hamilton going close for the visitors while Jensen clawed away a powerful header from Idris El Mizouni, before the medical emergency ended play.
The fans on the field were shown pleading with the referee as the game continued as normal