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Man Utd send support to stabbed fan in Paris

AFP  |  London 

Manchester United sent the club's support to a fan stabbed by a taxi driver in Paris in the wake of the English giants remarkable Champions League victory over Paris Saint-Germain on Wednesday.

"We were shocked to hear about the incident with one of our fans who was stabbed while in Paris for the Champions League game," said United in a statement.

"Everyone at the club wishes him well during his recovery."

A French police source confirmed to AFP that a man had been wounded on Wednesday after an argument with a cab driver but that his condition was not believed to be life-threatening.

According to Sky the fan, who is 44, was travelling to the centre of the French capital with three friends when the driver objected to their boisterous celebration of United's 3-1 win to progress to the Champions League quarter-finals.

A spokesman for Britain's foreign ministry said: "We are in touch with the French authorities following an incident involving a British man in Paris on March 6 and stand ready to offer assistance if required.

(This story has not been edited by Business Standard staff and is auto-generated from a syndicated feed.)

First Published: Fri, March 08 2019. 16:15 IST
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