After allegedly being assaulted by Club Brugge supporters after their Champions League Group A loss to Manchester City in Belgium on Tuesday night, a City fan was “left for dead” and is now “fighting for his life” in hospital.
As THEWILL reported, Pep Guardiola’s team won 5-1 in Bruges, thanks to goals from Joao Cancelo, Kyle Walker, and Cole Palmer, as well as a brace from Riyad Mahrez.
While there was no trouble in the stands during the game, a City fan is said to have been taken to the hospital after being attacked by opposition supporters on his way home.
According to HLN, the 63-year-old Man City supporter was assaulted and “left for dead” in a car park off one of the main roads out of Bruges near Drongen, on the outskirts of Gent.
The man was still unconscious when he was rushed to a hospital in Gent, according to the report, where he is “fighting for his life.” The alleged victim’s son was the one who told the Belgian outlet about what happened.
He said: “After the match we stopped at the parking lot along the E40 in Drongen.
“While we were already driving on, my dad was waiting outside for his two friends. There, a Club [Brugge] supporter approached him and pulled his scarf from 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.
“My father was cowardly attacked for his City scarf at a stopover in Drongen. We hope the perpetrators are found and punished. We were everywhere in England and the rest of Europe, never aggression. We come to Belgium once and you will be left for dead.”