47-year-old London everyman Roy Larner has emerged as a British national hero now that details of his heroism during the London Bridge attacks have come to light.
The Millwall fan was knocking down a couple or five pints in a pub when three machete wielding terrorists entered the establishment. Rather than run to the back of the bar with the rest of the patrons, Larner, without any weapons, decided to square off.
When the terrorists began proclaiming the attack was in the name of Islam, Larner replied:
“I’m f—ing Millwall!”
Larner sustained multiple stab wounds, but eventually the terrorists exited the Borough Market bar. He has been called ‘The Lion of London Bridge’ for his heroic actions.
Larner described the incredible details of his hand to hand combat to The Sun:
“They had these long knives and started shouting about Allah. Then it was, ‘Islam, Islam, Islam.’
“Like an idiot I shouted back at them. I thought, ‘I need to take the p— out of these b——s’.”
“I took a few steps towards them and said, ‘F— you, I’m Millwall’. So they started attacking me.
“I stood in front of them trying to fight them off. Everyone else ran to the back.
“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.
“They were saying, ‘Islam, Islam!’. I said again, ‘F*** you, I’m Millwall!’
“It was the worst thing I could have done as they carried on attacking me.”
Here’s Larner describing the scene on Good Morning Britain:
— Good Morning Britain (@GMB) June 7, 2017
Larner underwent successful surgery for wounds to his head, fingers and chest. He may never have to buy another pint ever again.
— Goodfella (@Jimmycn1) June 6, 2017