Man City fan, 63, is fighting for his life in a coma after being ‘left for dead’ in attack by Club Brugge fans at a service station in Belgium after watching their 5-1 away win in the Champions League
- Man City travelled to face Club Brugge in the Champions League on Tuesday
- A Belgian-based City fan left the match but was later attacked by a Brugge fan
- An altercation is reported to have started over the City fan wearing a City scarf
- The son of the stricken fan said he was ‘left for dead’ and he is now in a coma
A Manchester City fan is fighting for his life after a ‘cowardly’ attack by Club Brugge fans following Tuesday night’s Champions League encounter.
A 63-year-old Belgian, who is part of City supporters’ group called Blue Moon Belgium, was attacked at a service station near the ground following the 5-1 victory for the English side.
An altercation is reported to have broken out because of the supporter wearing a Manchester City scarf, the fan group said in a statement.
The stricken fan is reported to be in a coma and fighting for his life following the attack.
‘Blue Moon Belgium was the victim of senseless (supporters) violence last night,’ the Belgian fan group wrote on their Facebook page.
‘My father was cowardly attacked because of his City scarf during a stopover in Drongen. We hope that the perpetrators are found and punished.
‘We were all over England and the rest of Europe, never aggression. We come to Belgium once and you are left for dead.
‘Keep on fighting daddy. City love, Jurgen.’
A Belgium-based Manchester City fan, 63, is fighting for his life in a coma having been attacked following the conclusion of a 5-1 Champions League win away at Club Brugge
Jurgen, son of the attacked supporter, hit out at the ‘cowardly’ and ‘senseless’ violence in a statement made by Blue Moon Belgium on Wednesday morning after he was ‘left for dead’
Jurgen, son of the injured supporter, who is called Guido, according to Belgian site HLN, explained that his father was waiting for two friends when he was confronted.
His recollection of events details how Guido was approached by a Brugge supporter and the City scarf was taken from him.
‘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,’ Jurgen told HLN.
The supporter wore a City scarf before he was attacked outside the ground by a rival fan
Along with Guido, there were more than 200 Belgian-based Manchester City fans that form part of the Blue Moon Belgium group which attended the match.
City dominated events in Brugge as they ran out 5-1 winners.
Goals from Joao Cancelo, Kyle Walker and Cole Palmer, as well as a brace from Riyad Mahrez, ensured a comfortable 5-1 win for Pep Guardiola’s side.