While the United Kingdom has been reeling from two doses of deadly terror in recent weeks, there are silver linings abound in the stories of those thrust into the thick of it.
Just days after a suicide bomber took the lives of over 20 people in Manchester, targeting young women and children, a band of radical Islamic terrorists began a rampage quite near the London Bridge. They first plowed into a crowd of pedestrians with a van, then sprung from their improvised weapon and began stabbing Londoners indiscriminately on the busy street. These jihadists were soon attempting to infiltrate local businesses to continue their rampage, and that is where stories of true heroics occurred.
While some of these tales have already been covered in the press, one man’s virile and pointed response to the terrorists that he came face to face with is just now surfacing. Surely, this soccer fan’s mockery of Islamic radicals to their face, in the midst of a stabbing attack, is an incredible feat.
“A football fan was left with shocking injuries after he was stabbed eight times by the London Bridge terrorists as he fought them off with his bare hands to allow fellow drinkers to escape.
“Brave Roy Larner launched himself at the trio on Saturday night who he said had run in to the Black & Blue restaurant in Borough Market shouting, ‘This is for Allah’ and ‘Islam, Islam, Islam’.
“As staff and customers panicked, the 47-year-old shouted, ‘F**k you, I’m Millwall,’ before trying to punch the attackers, who have been named as Khuram Butt, Rachid Redouane and Youssef Zaghba.
“His actions are said to have saved lives as people were able to escape while Mr Larner fought the terrorists back, getting slashed in his head, chest and hands in the process.”
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If we had any power over at the Millwall Football Club, we’d be making damn sure that Roy Larner has season tickets for life.