In a distressing incident on Monday night in Milan, a Newcastle United fan, Eddie McKay, found himself in a terrifying situation when he was stabbed. Eddie, aged 58, from Newcastle, was in the company of his son and a friend when they were ambushed by a group of seven or eight individuals, all of whom were wearing balaclavas.
The attack left Eddie with stab wounds to his back and arms. Fortunately, he is now in stable condition and is set to be discharged from the hospital on Tuesday. The Newcastle United supporter fell to the ground while attempting to escape his assailants.
Newcastle United issued a statement expressing their deep concern and indicated that they are working closely with local authorities to ascertain the circumstances surrounding the assault. The club’s thoughts are with Eddie and his family, and they hope for his full and swift recovery.
Eddie’s family rushed to Milan to be by his side, including his daughter, Rachel McKay, who provided an update. She mentioned that her father is stable but in a state of shock. She also urged other Newcastle fans in Milan to stay aware and safe.
The motive behind the attack remains unclear, with authorities uncertain whether it was related to football or other reasons. This unfortunate incident occurred as Newcastle United prepared for their first Champions League match in two decades against AC Milan at the San Siro.
The club had 4,000 tickets for the match, but additional fans without tickets had also traveled to Milan for the game. The incident has raised concerns about fan safety during football events