London Attacks: Football fan shouted 'f***k you, I'm Millwall' as he battled terrorists

Larner was caught up in Saturday's attack

Roy Larner is recovering in hospital (Facebook)

Tuesday, June 6, 2017

A football fan who has been dubbed the 'Lion of London Bridge' reportedly shouted "f***k you, I'm Millwall' as he battled the terrorists on Saturday night.

Roy Larner, 47, was attacked by the three jihadists in the Black and Blue pub, next door to Borough Market, according to The Sun.

The attackers reportedly chanted the word "Islam" repeatedly as well as the mantra "This is for Allah" as they charged into the busy pub. But Larner defiantly took them on, receiving eight stab wounds as he attempted to fight off the terrorists.

He told The Sun: “They had these long knives and started shouting about Allah. Then it was, ‘Islam, Islam, Islam’.

“Like an idiot I shouted back at them. I thought, ‘I need to take the p*** out of these b******s’.”

“I took a few steps towards them and said, ‘F*** you, I’m Millwall’. So they started attacking me."

The 'Lion of London Bridge' nickname is a reference to Millwall's nickname, the Lions. 

Larner is recovering in hospital and has apparently sent a Facebook message via another user (see below). His friends even sent him a copy of a magazine with the strapline 'Learn to Run' as a joke.