Thursday 22 February 2018

'He's fearless' - Irish mother (78) of Millwall fan who took on London terrorists pays moving tribute to her son Newsdesk Newsdesk

The Irish mother of the man who shouted 'f*** you, I'm Millwall' as he charged at the perpetrators of last week's terrorist attack in London has said that her son is 'fearless' and will 'stand up to anybody'.

Roy Larner became famous around the world after getting stabbed eight times in an attempt to fight off the attackers, since named as Khuram Butt, Rachid Redouane and Youssef Zaghba.

Larner was in the Black & Blue restaurant and bar in Borough Market when he took on the terrorists.

Speaking to the ITV evening news, Larner's mother Phyllis (78), originally from Sligo, has spoken with pride about her son's fighting spirit.

“Well I said ‘that’s Roy’," she said.

"If anyone has a go at him he just has a go back whether he gets the worst of it or not.

“That’s just how he is. Roy is a Millwall fan, what do you expect? He’ll stand up to anybody.

“He doesn’t care who it is, he says what he has to say. He’s not scared of anyone. He’s fearless, is Roy.

“Even if he had died at least we could say he stood up and did the right thing. I just feel terrible for those families who have lost people.”

A crowdsourced fund online has raised over £30,000 for Larner, who is recovering from his wounds in hospital, and a Millwall fan has offered to pay for his season ticket next season.

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