A Newcastle fan named Eddie McKay was stabbed in Milan on Monday evening. He was accompanied by his son and a pal after they had been attacked by a gaggle of seven or eight people, who had been reportedly sporting balaclavas. Mr. McKay is at present in a steady situation within the hospital, after being stabbed at round midnight. Newcastle launched an announcement expressing their concern for the intense assault and guaranteed that they’re working with native authorities to grasp the state of affairs. In addition they wished for Mr. McKay’s full and speedy restoration.
Mr. McKay suffered stab wounds to his again and arms after falling to the bottom whereas trying to flee. Milan police confirmed that paramedics handled him on the scene after which transported him to an area hospital. In a while Tuesday, Mr. McKay’s household can be flying to Milan to be by his aspect. His daughter, Rachel McKay, knowledgeable Sky Sports activities Information that her father is steady however in shock. She talked about that he’s upset to be lacking the match however needs different Newcastle followers to remember and keep protected. Rachel additionally defined that her brother witnessed the assault and is in shock as properly. She added that they haven’t slept all evening.
The motive behind the assault remains to be unknown. The incident raises considerations as Newcastle prepares to play their first Champions League match in 20 years in opposition to AC Milan on the San Siro on Tuesday evening. The membership has 4,000 tickets for the sport, however there are additionally followers with out tickets who’ve traveled to Milan for the match.