- A Newcastle fan was stabbed by a group of men in Milan on Monday evening
- It is claimed the Newcastle supporter, 58, was attacked from behind by thugs.
A Newcastle supporter was ambushed and stabbed three times last night by a group of knife-wielding thugs in Milan, on the eve of his team’s Champions League clash against AC Milan.
The Briton, 58, was attacked by seven or eight men around midnight in an area near the center of the city.
Italian media Milan today also reported that the fan was rescued by police before being immediately rushed to hospital.
The Milano Today report also claims that it is not yet clear what the motive for the attack was while nothing was stolen from the victim.
Other reports on social media claimed a group of Magpies supporters were walking back to their hotel from an area where fans had gathered before being jumped from behind and attacked with knives.
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A man lies on the ground while receiving treatment from Italian emergency services on Monday.
A man with a Newcastle tattoo is seen lying on the pavement, covered in blood
The man is treated for his injuries at the side of the road as medics try to stop the blood.
Doctors treat Newcastle fan stabbed in Milan on Monday night
An anonymous family member told Mail Sport: “Three of them were jumped from behind by a group wearing balaclavas/masks, with one seriously stabbed. They were leaving the fan zone to head towards the hotel. They are all fine and stable now, thankfully.
Mail Sport understands Newcastle are aware of the reports and are in contact with local authorities.
More than 5,000 Newcastle supporters are in the Italian city to cheer on Eddie Howe’s side against AC Milan this evening.
Newcastle, who have not played in the Champions League since 2003, begin their European campaign at the San Siro, one of football’s most iconic stadiums, in what promises to be an extremely tough group – which also includes Paris Saint-Germain and Borussia Dortmund. – To progress.
Newcastle’s arrival in Milan for their opening Group F match was also delayed as bad weather in Italy prevented their plane from taking off as planned.
Had the Premier League side arrived in time, they would have done so in torrential rain as storm clouds gathered over the Italian city as a sweltering day drew to a close.
Newcastle play at San Siro (pictured) against Italian giants AC Milan on Tuesday.
The reported attack happened on the eve of Newcastle’s return to the Champions League.
It is claimed the Newcastle supporter was attacked from behind by seven or eight thugs.