Man City fan, 63, fighting for his life after he was attacked by ‘cowardly’ Club Brugge fans

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

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-based supporter, 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.’ 

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. 

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. 

More to follow. 

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