Last week’s terrorist spree in London was horrific, and if not for the actions of many brave people, things could have been much worse.
One such person was Roy Larner, who’s being hailed as “The Lion of London Bridge” following his heroics during the attack that killed at least 8 people and wounded more. Larner was in a pub when the terrorists burst in, and he reportedly took on all three of them by himself:
He told The Sun from hospital: “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.
That’s a reference to the soccer team he supports, Millwall F.C., the south London club who currently play in the second-tier Championship division of English soccer.
And, to circle back, holy shit, can you believe this guy did that? That’s amazing bravery, which he unfortunately paid for:
“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.”
Had he been drinking? Well…maybe:
“I didn’t think of my safety at the time. I’d had four or five pints — nothing major.”
Larner received multiple wounds, requiring multiple surgeries. But his friends apparently know he retained his sense of humor:
— Goodfella (@Jimmycn1) June 6, 2017
Hopefully Larner recovers quickly, and fully.