Roy Larner was at the scene of the London Bridge attack when three jihad boys drove a van into a crowd and then murderously attacked people with blades. With blood everywhere and chaos ensuing faster than a locomotive, the one guy who wasn’t putting up with anyone’s sh*t was Roy. He’s 47-years-old, has a sense of humor, and likes punching terrorists.
The terrorists were trying to enter the Black & Blue pub and Larner was fighting them off, throwing fists, words, and whatever he could do to stop the terrorists from breaking inside and hurting or killing people. Larner was stabbed eight times in the process, but they were merely flesh wounds. He survived the attack and was able to witness the terrorists get shot by armed police.
Roy Larner, the fearless, hilarious 47-year-old who responded to the London Bridge jihadists bursting into the Black & Blue pub by taunting and then fighting all three of the 12-inch blade-carrying murderers with his bare fists. He lost the fight, but it was the terrorists who ended up losing their lives moments later. Despite being stabbed eight times by the cowardly radical Islamists, Larner survived — as did his self-deprecating sense of humor and love of the Lions football club.
Roy was able to see the fruit of his labor as the bodies of terrorists were riddled with 50 rounds of hot lead. He just battled 12-inch blades with his bare hands and fists. If you tried stopping a blade with your body, then you would know it hurts and can be quite fatal. He did that eight times and was extremely lucky to survive, especially considering he was stabbed in the neck.
The Sun provides a charming profile of Larner, “The Lion of London Bridge,” who gave the outlet his account of his confrontation with the jihadists (Khuram Butt, 27, Rachid Redouane, 30, and Youssef Zaghba, 22) who took the lives of eight and injured dozens others after plowing a van into pedestrians on the London Bridge, then going on a stabbing rampage in the nearby streets and establishments.
Larner was in the Black & Blue pub with his friends when the three terrorists burst in, chanting “Islam!” and “This is for Allah!” Instead of running for the exit, Larner confronted the losers head-on, and as the Sun puts it, “saving countless lives as he gave staff and other drinkers time to escape.”
“They had these long knives and started shouting about Allah. Then it was, ‘Islam, Islam, Islam,'” Larner told the Sun from his hospital bed Monday. “Like an idiot I shouted back at them. I thought, ‘I need to take the p*** out of these b******s.'”
“I took a few steps towards them and said, ‘F*** you, I’m Millwall.’ So they started attacking me,” he said. “I stood in front of them trying to fight them off. Everyone else ran to the back. I was on my own against all three of them, that’s why I got hurt so much. It was just me, trying to grab them with my bare hands and hold on. I was swinging.”
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Millwall is a soccer club that he’s a fan of. If there’s one thing you don’t mess with overseas, it’s a soccer hooligan. They will mess you up. As you can see in this example, it was a three vs one and he didn’t go down without a fight. He may have lost the battle, but he definitely survived the war. He literally threw his soccer fandom right at the face of Islam and fought three terrorists with bare hands and no weapons. Maybe a few chairs, poolstick, or a pint glass, but there isn’t many other weapons in a bar. The Lion of London Bridge fought with his bare hands like an old school fight in the school yard.
“I got stabbed and sliced eight times. They got me in my head, chest and both hands. There was blood everywhere,” he said. “They were saying, ‘Islam, Islam!’ I said again, ‘F*** you, I’m Millwall!’ It was the worst thing I could have done as they carried on attacking me. Luckily, none of the blows were straight at me or I’d be dead.”
“All three were on me,” he explained. “I couldn’t hold them back. Two got past me and I was one-on-one. He kept slashing and hacking away at me. They were stabbing and slashing at me as I waved my arms for 20 or 30 seconds.”
Luckily is the right word here. That man is super lucky to be a live and catch another Millwall game on the tube or in person. Millwall should have him as a guest of honor for giving the team some free advertising in the form of an ass kicking.
If there’s a feel good story all week, then this is it. Roy Larner is a legend!