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'F*** you, I'm Millwall'

'F*** you, I'm Millwall'

A football fan caught up in the London Bridge attack has revealed how he shouted "F*** you, I'm Millwall" as he fought three knife-wielding terrorists.

The 47-year-old has received widespread praise for his bravery after challenging the attackers, who stabbed Roy multiple times.

He told The Sun how the killers came into the restaurant shouting "This is for Allah" and "Islam, Islam".

It says: "Roy Larner charged at the terrorists on London Bridge in order to try and stop them and help others escape, he ended up getting himself stabbed multiple times showing great courage and preparing he's [sic] body for the ultimate self sacrifice to help others, he should be acknowledged and rewarded for he's actions".

And during the London Bridge terror attacks over the weekend, he invoked the strength of the Lions and became a hero.

"It was the worst thing I could have done as they carried on attacking me. Then it was, 'Islam, Islam, Islam".

That's a reference to the soccer team he supports, Millwall F.C., the south London club who now play in the second-tier Championship division of English soccer.

I shouted back at them. I thought "I need to take the piss out of these bastards" so they started attacking me'.

I was swinging. I got stabbed and sliced eight times.

"I took a few steps towards them and said, 'F*** you, I'm Millwall.' So they started attacking me".

"Luckily, none of the blows were straight at me or I'd be dead".

Several other stories of heroism have emerged since the London Bridge attacks, including that of journalist Geoff Ho who was left in intensive care after deciding to "face the attackers down".

Fans of the south London club have long prided themselves on their refusal to duck a fight, celebrating their intimidating reputation with the chant: "No-one likes us, we don't care". "I'd had four or five pints - nothing major", he said.

"It wasn't until I was in a police auto", said Mr Larner, "That I realised I was in a bad way".

A photograph of him in hospital, his arms heavily bandaged, has been widely circulated because a friend has placed a magazine on his lap reading "Learn to Run" in large letters.