Manchester City’s Champions League triumph against Club Brugge saw a taint in it when one of their fans became an assault victim fan. Guido De Pauw, who was part of a Manchester City fans’ club in Belgium, faced an attack after the match. After a Club Brugge fan hit him at a gas station near the stadium in Belgium, Guido has received a message of solidarity from Pep Guardiola. A heartwarming follow-up to the football news – Guardiola sends a message of support to the City fan in a coma.
The incident occurred in a fuel station in Drongen after City’s 5-1 triumph on Tuesday evening. After this assault, the 63-year-old was initially in danger of dying but now remains in a coma, under stable conditions.
Guardiola Sends a Message of Support to the City Fan in a Coma
And for his pre-match press conference against Brighton & Hove Albion this weekend, Pep Guardiola supported Guido and his family.
The City coach even wore a t-shirt with the words ‘We’re with you Guido.’
The manager expressed his best wishes to De Pauw, a member of the Blue Moon Belgium Supporters’ Club. Pep also reiterated his commitment to him and his family.
“On behalf of all of the Club, from our Chairman Khaldoon [Al Mubarak], for him, we are quite optimistic,” said Guardiola according to the official club website.
“In the last hours he is getting better and of course he has all of the support from the Club on what they need for the investigation.
“A big hug for him and all his family. We wish soon he will come back to the Etihad Stadium to follow us at home games and away games.
“Hopefully, it won’t happen again. It’s difficult to understand why people can go to enjoy a football game and after, sometimes these terrible things can happen.
“Hopefully, in Brugge, they will do the right investigation and they can take [action on] the people who have been involved in this terrible incident.”