"F*** you, I'm Millwall": London hero reveals how he confronted terrorists

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I was on my own against all three of them, that's why I got hurt so much.

And then, in a moment that Roy will surely regret once he leaves hospital, he said: "If you're looking for a minder, Piers..."

From the restaurant manager who blocked a door to keep the attackers out to the football fan stabbed five times as he fought to protect his friends, the courage of those who took on the terrorists is coming to light.

A football fan has spoken of how he was stabbed eight times by the London Bridge attackers as he attempted to single-handedly fight off all three of them unarmed. I tried to slow them, they attacked.

"Like an idiot I shouted back at them".

Miraculously, Mr Larner survived the attack but was taken to St Thomas' Hospital in a critical condition before undergoing surgery for knife wounds.

A courageous football fan shouted "f*** you, I'm Millwall" as he gallantly attempted to fend off terrorists at a restaurant in London's Borough Market during Saturday's attack in the city that claimed the lives of seven people.

He added: 'You don't know who they are, what it's about, it's just an instant thing, a madness, but the best thing was seeing them shot around me'.

"Luckily, none of the blows were straight at me or I'd be dead". A spokesman for the club said: "Millwall Football Club wishes to commend Roy Larner for his enormous bravery in incredibly terrifying circumstances, and indeed all other members of the public whose actions helped to save others. He wouldn't care who it was or if they had a knife or gun". Then I noticed they had what looked like suicide vests on.

While readers of United Kingdom papers woke up on Monday morning to see a picture of one of the alleged terrorist's bodies clad in an Arsenal FC shirt, the story of Millwall FC fan Roy Larner's actions in the face of danger has showcased London's collective spirit. There was blood everywhere. They got me in my head, chest and both hands.

Friends visited him in the hospital with an issue of sports magazine "Runner's World" entitled 'Learn to Run'.

Admiration for his actions has poured in since the tragic night resulting in his friend Archie Webber-Brown setting up a petition for Roy to be given the George Cross.