A Belgian Manchester City supporter was attacked in Belgium after the club’s Champions League victory against Club Brugge on Tuesday. This Manchester City fan is in a coma after the attack in Belgium that night.
The fan remains in the hospital under stable conditions but is still in a coma.
According to local sources, the 63-year-old is Belgian and a member of a City fans’ club in the country. He and 233 other members of the City fan club attended the game.
Following the Premier League side’s 5-1 win (the football news), the City fan suffered an attack. A Club Brugge supporter assaulted him at a gas station in neighbouring Drongen.
“After the match, we stopped at the parking lot along the E40 in Drongen,” Mr De Pauw’s son, Jurgen, told HLN after the incident took place.
“While we were already driving on, my dad was waiting outside for his two friends. There, a Club [Brugge] supporter approached him and pulled his scarf from his neck.
“When my dad asked for his scarf back, he received a heavy blow to the head after which the perpetrators fled and left my dad for dead.”
Manchester City Fan Is in a Coma after the Attack in Belgium
Prosecutors have confirmed that Mr. De Pauw, who was struggling for his life at one point, is now stable. Medical experts are keeping him in hospital, according to an update on the situation. After all, he has not yet awoken from his coma.
Meanwhile, local police have apprehended a total of five individuals in relation to this attack. They have charged one with theft, violence and aggravated theft, while charging the other with malicious beatings and incapacitating injuries.
At the same time, the police charged all five with culpable negligence. That was when they appeared in front of a judge in Gent on Thursday.
Three of them have enjoyed a release but under tight terms, including a prohibition on attending football games. The other two suspects, whom the police detained on more serious accusations, are still being held.