A Newcastle fan is in hospital after being stabbed in Milan forward of the membership’s Champions League match.
Eddie McKay was along with his son and a good friend once they have been attacked by a bunch of seven or eight folks, who he claims have been carrying balaclavas.
The 58-year-old, from Newcastle, is in a steady situation, after being stabbed in Milan’s Navigli district at round midnight on Monday.
He suffered stab wounds to his again and arms after he fell to the bottom whereas attempting to run away.
Police in Milan confirmed Mr McKay was handled for accidents by paramedics on the scene and is in a metropolis hospital.
Newcastle play AC Milan of their first Champions League match for 20 years on Tuesday night time within the San Siro.
Mr McKay’s household are flying to Milan later at present to be by his facet.
His daughter, Rachel McKay, advised Sky Sports News: “My dad is stable and in a bit of shock. He’s gutted he’s missing the match, but just wants every other Newcastle fan out here to be aware and be safe.
“He has just had two knee replacements, so he fell when he was being chased and that is when he was attacked.
“My brother is okay, however is in shock after seeing that occur to our dad. I’m flying on the market later. We have not slept all night time.”
Police say they do not yet know if the attack was related to football or other reasons.
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A local police spokesperson said: “A 58-year-old Englishman, a Newcastle fan, was stabbed round midnight by a bunch of seven or eight folks whereas he and a good friend have been between by way of Segantini and by way of Gola in Milan.
“He received a stab wound in the back and two in the arms.
“A police automobile intervened, and the person was taken to Policlinico hospital, the place he isn’t in critical situation.”
Newcastle have 4,000 tickets for tonight’s sport in Milan. Ticketless followers have additionally travelled to town forward of the match.
A spokesperson for the membership stated: “We are deeply concerned by reports that a supporter was seriously assaulted in Milan on Monday evening, and we are liaising with local authorities to understand the circumstances.
“Our ideas are with the supporter and their household, and we hope for a full and speedy restoration.”