After Being Attacked, A Belgian Manchester City Fan Is In Intensive Care

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After City’s 5-1 Champions League win at the Jan Breydel Stadium on Tuesday, a 63-year-old Belgian Manchester City fan was attacked, allegedly by supporters of Club Brugge.

The incident occurred at 10.40 p.m. local time at a service station near Drongen, and the victim has been identified as Guido De Pauw by local media. He’d gone to the game with his son Jurgen as part of a Belgian Blue Moon supporter’s contingent.

A post on Blue Moon Belgium’s Facebook page said: “Blue Moon Belgium fell victim to senseless (supporters’) violence last night. 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 are left for dead. Keep on fighting daddy. City love, Jurgen.”

Five persons were arrested overnight in Belgium, according to the public prosecutor’s office, and an initial investigation revealed that the victim’s scarf was taken from the service station shop by a suspect who then carried it outside.

source : Guardian sport

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