Chaos in Italy last night as a group of Newcastle United supporters fell victim to a shocking attack by knife-wielding assailants just hours before their much-anticipated Champions League clash with AC Milan.
Per the Daily Mail, a group of Magpies fans were returning to their hotel after participating in pre-match festivities when they were ambushed by unidentified thugs armed with knives.
Witnesses took to social media to describe the horrifying ordeal, with one observer asserting that the assaulted group was ‘OK’.
Disturbing images posted online revealed one individual, covered in blood, receiving medical attention. This harrowing incident has sent shockwaves through the football world.
Newcastle reacted to the distressing news, with the club confirming their awareness of the incident and revealing they are communicating with local authorities as they investigate the matter further.
The incident casts a dark shadow over Newcastle’s long-awaited return to the Champions League. They have not graced the competition since 2003 under Sir Bobby Robson.
The Magpies will kick off their European campaign at the iconic San Siro stadium in a formidable Group F that includes Ligue 1 champions Paris Saint-Germain and Bundesliga giants Borussia Dortmund.
Newcastle’s arrival in Milan was plagued by delays as adverse weather conditions in Italy disrupted their travel plans.
Thunderclouds loomed ominously over the city, threatening to drench their arrival.
As authorities in Milan intensify their efforts to apprehend the attackers and ensure the safety of all football fans in the city, the incident serves as a grim reminder of the need for security measures to protect supporters during high-profile matches.
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