Millwall fan who tackled London terrorists a 'hero' - Carl Frampton

Posted June 07, 2017

Millwall supporter Roy Larner was in the Black & Blue restaurant in Borough Market when the attackers barged in shouting: 'This is for Allah'. So they started attacking me.

"I stood in front of them trying to fight them off". I couldn't hold them back.

Larner was taken to the hospital in critical condition but has since been moved out of intensive care and appears to have a good sense of humor about his situation.

He added: "Maybe I'm a bit brain dead". His mother Phyllis Larner, 78, said: "Roy is quite nippy and lippy - he wouldn't back down from a fight'".

'When people enjoy themselves on a night out, you don't want to let these people win. "He wouldn't care who it was or if they had a knife or gun". They were stabbing and slashing at me as I waved my arms for 20 or 30 seconds. It was just an instant reaction.

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"Would I do it again?" I've got slashes to the arms and the hands.

He later joked he could be of some assistance to Piers, telling the host: 'If you're looking for a minder Piers'.

Larner was taken to St Thomas' Hospital for surgery, where he was later pictured recovering with a Learn to Run book placed on his chest.

Mr Larner told The Sun: 'I was on my own against all three of them, that's why I got hurt so much.

"The three of them, I'm fighting them, and at the time I'm thinking of those families and kids who need to get out of the bar".

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As people panicked, the 47-year-old shouted: "F*** you, I'm Millwall".

While readers of United Kingdom papers woke up on Monday morning to see a picture of one of the alleged terrorist's bodies clad in an Arsenal FC shirt, the story of Millwall FC fan Roy Larner's actions in the face of danger has showcased London's collective spirit.

'You just try and stop them coming in.

Professional boxer Johnny Garton, a friend of Larner's, tweeted: "Sad to hear the news that a friend of mine Roy Larner was stabbed a number of times in last nights attack Hope you make a full recovery mate". "There was blood everywhere", he said, while sharing that doctors estimate he'll remain hospitalized for the next week.

Mr Larner, a Millwall fan, described how he took on the three attackers, one of them...

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