Newcastle United has responded to reports of a fan who was allegedly stabbed in Milan on the night before their Champions League return match against AC Milan.
A club spokesperson expressed deep concern over the reports of an assault on one of their supporters in Milan on Monday evening.
The club announced it is currently in communication with local authorities to gain a better understanding of the circumstances surrounding the incident.
News About Nigeria gathered that their primary focus is on the well-being of the injured fan while hoping for a quick and full recovery.
The Magpies are scheduled to play at the San Siro later today (Tuesday), in a much-anticipated game involving thousands of their supporters who have travelled to Italy to back their team in Europe’s top-tier competition.
Meanwhile, former Newcastle United player Lee Clark also commented on the incident, saying, “It’s very sad. This is not how we wanted to start our first Champions League campaign in 20 years with this sort of news.”
He conveyed the collective shock and concern within the Newcastle United community and among supporters while expressing his wish for the fan’s speedy recovery.
Newcastle last played in the UEFA Champions League in 2023, when they were eliminated in the qualifying rounds by Partizan Belgrade.
In previous news, the team failed to touch down Milan within the stipulated time given by UEFA, however, the club’s manager Eddie Howe claimed he had no idea it meant anything, as he has never seen a live Champions League match before, or coach a team in the competition to know the rules.