A Newcastle fan from Newcastle, named Eddie McKay, is presently within the hospital and in secure situation after being stabbed in Milan on Monday evening. McKay was together with his son and a buddy after they had been attacked by a bunch of about seven or eight people carrying balaclavas. The incident occurred round midnight. A press release from Newcastle expressed concern and said that they’re working with native authorities to know the small print of the incident. McKay sustained stab wounds to his again and arms after falling to the bottom whereas making an attempt to flee. Police in Milan confirmed that McKay obtained medical remedy on the scene and is presently in a metropolis hospital.
McKay’s household is planning on flying to Milan in a while Tuesday to be with him. His daughter, Rachel McKay, shared that her father is secure however in shock. She talked about that he’s disillusioned to be lacking the match however desires to make sure the protection of different Newcastle followers in Milan. Rachel additionally described how her father fell through the chase attributable to his latest knee replacements, which is when he was attacked. She added that her brother witnessed the incident and can be in shock. The household has been awake all evening. It’s unclear at this level whether or not the assault was associated to soccer or for different causes.
Newcastle is scheduled to play their first Champions League match in 20 years in opposition to AC Milan on Tuesday evening on the San Siro. The membership initially had 4,000 tickets obtainable for the sport, however it’s recognized that extra followers with out tickets have traveled to Milan in anticipation of the match.