A 63-year-old Belgian Manchester City fan is Battling for his life after he was allegedly attacked by some Club Brugge supporters.
The attack came after Manchester City defeated the home side 5-1 at the Jan Breydel Stadium in their UEFA Champions League group stage fixture on Tuesday.
The victim, Guido De Pauw, had been to the game with his son Jurgen, as part of a contingent from the Belgium Blue Moon supporters club.
Belgian authorities have arrested five people who are said to be connected to the attack.
Meanwhile, City said they were “shocked and saddened to hear reports of an attack on one of our supporters” and were working with Club Brugge and Belgian and Greater Manchester police to establish more information. “Our thoughts and best wishes go out to the family and friends of the Belgian-based supporter, who remains in hospital,” the club said.
Club Brugge said they were “horrified” to learn of the incident and added: “Club Brugge strongly disapproves of all criminal behaviour, both inside and outside the stadium and puts tolerance first. Our thoughts go out to the family and friends of the Manchester City supporter.”