Newcastle fan stabbed three times in Milan after being ‘ambushed by pack of eight thugs’ ahead of Champions League tie


A NEWCASTLE United fan was allegedly ambushed and stabbed by a pack of men in Milan ahead of today’s Champions League match.

The British man, 58, was reportedly viciously attacked by between seven to eight hooded men at midnight and was rushed to hospital.

The man is reportedly still in hospital following the attack

Local media reported that the man was targeted in a neighbourhood near the centre of Milan on Navigli where he was walking with a friend.

The pack reportedly stabbed the victim three times, both in the arm and the back.

The Newcastle fan was allegedly saved by police and taken straight to a hospital under a “code red” to assess his wounds, according to Milano Today.

The news outlet reported that the injury to the 58-year-old’s back is what worried the doctors, but that his physical state is improving and they hope to discharge him today.

The motive behind the stabbing is not currently known and nothing was stolen from the victim.

Cops are said to be investigating whether it was a football-related attacked.

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Around 5,000 Newscastle fans have flocked to the Italian city to cheer on the Magpies in their match against AC Milan at the San Siro.

It was a scramble for the 4,300 seats dedicated to the visiting team and they’ve long been sold out, while other loyal fans still rushed to the city without a ticket.

It will be The Toon’s first Champions League game in 20 long years, making it their first taste of top-tier European football in a generation.

The last time the team played away from home in this competition was also in Milan back in 2003, where 12,000 visiting fans watched 2-2 draw with Inter.


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