‘F*** you, I’m Millwall’: Hero fan hailed the Lion of London Bridge tells of moment he battled terrorists


A football fan has told of the moment he confronted the knife-wielding terrorists as they rampaged through London Bridge, shouting “f*** you, I’m Millwall”.

Roy Larner was stabbed five times when he battled with the terrorists, after they mowed down pedestrians on London Bridge and went on a stabbing rampage in Borough Market killing seven people.

The 47-year-old has since been hailed as the Lion of London Bridge, a homage to his club’s nickname, having potentially saved numerous lives.

Mr Larner, from Peckham, was drinking with friends in the Black and Blue restaurant when terrorists stormed Borough Market.

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

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

The fanatic was in intensive care following the attack, but has reportedly undergone surgery and is recovering in hospital.

A crowdfunding page was set up after stories of his heroism began circulating on social media and has so far raised almost £10,000.

Mr Larner added: “I was on my own against all three of them, that’s why I got hurt so much.

“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.”

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