Newcastle fan stabbed in Milan: Italian police investigate incident ahead of champions league match
Posted : 19 September 2023
Italian police have confirmed an incident in Milan involving a Newcastle fan. The supporter was subjected to two arm and one back stabbings but is expected to be released from the hospital on Tuesday.
The incident took place in the bustling Navigli nightlife area around midnight. The circumstances involve the fan and a friend encountering a group of seven or eight individuals, with their nationality, either Italian or foreign, remaining unclear.
An investigation has been initiated by Italian state police to unravel the incident's specifics, uncover the motive behind it, and identify the responsible parties. It's noteworthy that this is the sole reported incident among Newcastle fans who have arrived in Milan for the upcoming Champions League match.
Newcastle has expressed serious concern regarding these reports and is collaborating closely with local authorities to gain a comprehensive understanding of the incident's context. The club extends its thoughts to the supporter and their family, wishing them a speedy and complete recovery.
The match scheduled for Tuesday signifies Newcastle's return to the Champions League after an absence of 20 years, following their fourth-place finish in the Premier League last season.