Roy Larner took on the three terror attackers as they entered a restaurant in Borough Market during last week’s attack in London.
Using nothing more than his fists, the 47-year-old gave others in the restaurant the chance to escape – potentially saving a great many lives. Now, he’s in hospital with multiple stab wounds, most notably on his arms and neck.
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.
I stood in front of them trying to fight them off. Everyone else ran to the back.
It was just me, trying to grab them with my bare hands and hold on. I was swinging.
I got stabbed and sliced eight times. They got me in my head, chest and both hands. There was blood everywhere.
They were saying, ‘Islam, Islam!’. I said again, ‘F*** you, I’m Millwall!’
He's becoming a bit of a legend:
His friends have visited the Millwall fan in hospital, and thoughtfully brought him some reading material. The running magazine’s cover reads “learn to run”.
That's a London sense of humour for you.