A Manchester City fan is fighting for his life in hospital after being attacked by Club Brugge supporters following the Champions League clash on Tuesday night.
Reports in Belgium say the supporter, aged 63, was assaulted in a service station in Drongen, Belgium, following Man City’s 5-1 victory.
The fan, known as Guido, was making his way home from the Jan Breydel Stadium in Bruges when he was approached by multiple rival fans.
Belgian outlet HLN say the Club Brugge supporters spotted his Manchester City scarf and grabbed it off him. When he asked for it back, they allegedly assaulted him in an attack which led to him being hospitalized at Maria Middelares.
Guido is a member of Blue Moon Belgium, an official Manchester City supporters club, while his son Jurgen is the co-chairman.
Writing on the club’s Facebook page, Jurgen said: ‘Blue Moon Belgium fell victim to senseless violence last night.
‘My father was cowardly attacked for his City scarf at a stop-over in Drugen. We hope the perpetrators are found and punished.
‘We [have been] everywhere in England and the rest of Europe and never [encountered] aggression. We come to Belgium once and [have been] left for dead.
‘Keep on fighting daddy. City love, Jurgen.’
In an interview with HLN, Jurgen added: ‘After the game, we stopped at the parking lot along the E40 in Drongen.
‘While we were already driving on, my dad was still waiting outside for his two friends. There, a Club Brugge supporter approached him and pulled his scarf from around his neck.
‘When my dad asked for his scarf back, he received a heavy blow to the head, after which the perpetrators fled and left my dad for dead.’
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