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Fan sues after being hit by ball
Jean Mills
Jean Mills "feared she would go blind" after being hit by the ball
A football fan says she plans to sue her club after she was hit in the face by a ball.

Burnley FC season ticket holder Jean Mills said she has suffered blurred vision since the incident during a pre-season friendly.

She also feared at one stage that she would go blind and was unhappy that the club had not said sorry.

Burnley FC said it had not received any legal contact from Mrs Mills and would not comment further.

The incident happened on 23 June while Burnley were playing Spanish team Malaga at Turf Moor.

'Couldn't see'

Mrs Mills said: "I had got up just before half-time to get some refreshments and the ball hit me in the face.

"I had a blinding headache afterwards and when I woke up the next morning, it was all blurred, and the next morning I couldn't see at all."

After several appointments with doctors and opticians, she was told she had not suffered any permanent damage.

She added: "The optician told me it would take six months for my brain to settle down again."


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