Newcastle United Fan Stabbed In Italy Ahead Of Champions League Clash With AC Milan

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A Newcastle fan has reportedly been rushed to the hospital after he was stabbed in Milan ahead of the club’s Champions League encounter.

Newcastle United Fan Stabbed In Italy Ahead Of Champions League With AC Milan

The Newcastle fan, whose name was identified to be Eddie McKay, was with his son when they were attacked by a group of people.

Eddie claimed that these men were about 7-8 persons and were putting on balaclavas – covering part of their faces.

Eddie, 58 who hails from Newcastle, has been confirmed to be in a stable condition after he was stabbed in Milan’s Navigli district at around midnight on Monday.

The man suffered wounds on his back and arms after he reportedly fell to the ground while trying to escape the assault.

Milan police confirmed that the Newcastle fan was treated by paramedics at the scene and is presently in the hospital.

Newcastle returns to the Champions League after 20 years on Tuesday night as they face AC Milan in the San Siro.

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Futballnews understands that Mr McKay’s family will be flying to Milan later today to meet the injured family member.

Speaking in an interview with Sky Sports, his daughter, Rachel Mckay said: “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, but is in shock after seeing that happen to our dad. I’m flying out there later. We haven’t slept all night.”

Newcastle United Fan Stabbed In Italy Ahead Of Champions League With AC Milan

Milan Police also could not confirm if the attack was related to the Newcastle and AC Milan match or for other reasons.

A local police spokesperson said: “A 58-year-old Englishman, a Newcastle fan, was stabbed around midnight by a group of seven or eight people while he and a friend were between via Segantini and via Gola in Milan.”

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“He received a stab wound in the back and two in the arms.”

“A police car intervened, and the man was taken to Policlinico hospital, where he is not in serious condition.”

Newcastle on the other hand have got only 4,000 tickers for the game and fans without tickets already traveled to the city ahead of the game.

A spokesperson of the English team stated that: “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 thoughts are with the supporter and their family, and we hope for a full and speedy recovery.”

All of us at Futballnews wish Mr Eddie Mckay the quickest recovery.

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