The Everton fan knifed across the face by Millwall hooligans at the weekend has spoken about his injuries in a heartbreaking interview with the Liverpool Echo.
29-year-old Toffees supporter Jay Burns says the incident has wrecked his life and he struggles to even look his girlfriend in the eye at the moment.
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‘I just don’t understand why people carry knives to a football match,’ he said.
‘The scar on my face has completely wrecked my life; I can’t even look at my girlfriend properly.’
As the pictures in the piece show, Burns has been left with truly horrific wounds after the savage attack ahead of Everton’s FA Cup defeat to Millwall.
The south east London club have something of a reputation for fan violence, but this must be one of the worst incidents of recent times.
According to the Echo, Burns was rushed to hospital and needed more than 25 stitches on his face.
Burns also reveals in the interview that he’s getting abusive messages from other so-called Millwall fans after the incident.
This is truly baffling and disgraceful behaviour from people who seem more interested in meaningless violence than football, and we hope Millwall can take strong action to prevent this kind of thing happening again.