A 58-year-old Newcastle United fan was in steady situation in hospital after being stabbed in Milan by a gaggle of hooded attackers on the eve of the workforce’s Champions League recreation in opposition to AC Milan, Italian police mentioned Tuesday.
The supporter, a British nationwide, was stabbed within the arm and again within the assault within the Navigli district of town, a canalside space recognized for its nightlife.
The again wound was essentially the most critical however the sufferer is anticipated to be launched from the Policlinico hospital within the coming hours, a police spokesperson mentioned.
He was with a pal when a gaggle of seven or eight individuals, their faces coated by hoods, attacked him at about midnight (10 p.m. GMT) on Monday.
In an announcement to British media, Newcastle mentioned they have been “deeply concerned” with the experiences of the stabbing.
“We are liaising with local authorities to understand the circumstances. Our thoughts are with the supporter and their family and we hope for a full and speedy recovery,” the assertion added.
Milan declined to remark.
Newcastle face seven-time European Cup winners Milan in Group F at San Siro later Tuesday. The English aspect are again in Europe’s high membership competitors after a 20-year absence.