A Belgian-based Manchester City fan is fighting a battle between life and death after being attacked by some people on a night when City trounced Club Bruges 5-1. The fan witnessed his favorite side take down the home team and while returning home, he got assaulted by a few people who also ripped off his Manchester City scarf. The details are yet to emerge but early speculations suggest that this is a football fan-rivalry-related incident.
A man wearing a Manchester City scarf had stopped his car at the highway parking in Drongen after the match and had gone to the shop. According to the first findings of the investigation, his football scarf was taken in the shop by a suspect and he walked outside with it. Subsequently, the victim came into confrontation with some suspects in the parking lot, and ended up on the ground after physical aggression. The emergency services arrived on the scene. The victim, a 63-year-old man from Ninove, was taken to hospital. He is in mortal danger. Due to these facts, the police arrested five people during the night.
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