As a passionate football fan, it can be very easy to hate opposition supporters. Especially when your team didn’t win and you are sulking. However, there is never any need to kick off on them, and beat them into a coma. That is just next-level stupidity.
But unfortunately, that happened at the weekend. 44 year old Watford fan Nick Cruwys was walking from Wolves’ Molineux Stadium to Wolverhampton train station, when he was set upon and beaten unconscious. He is currently in Birmingham’s Queen Elizabeth hospital, in a coma.
The unprovoked attack has attracted some positive attention, though.
Ollie Floyd is a Wolves fan that is ashamed of the attack that took place in his teams name. He set up a GoFundMe page in an attempt to pay for Nick Cruwys to go to watch Watford for the next couple of years. The target for donations was £1000.
Those responsible should be absolutely ashamed. As a Wolves fan myself, I feel absolutely disgusted by their actions and want to wish Nick a full and speedy recovery. As a token of goodwill and to restore the community’s faith in football, I would like everyone to show that the majority speaks much louder than the cowards that attacked Nick. Therefore, I would like to start a collection that will hopefully fund Nick’s supporting of Watford for the next few years, to try and atone for what happened yesterday afternoon.
Raising a grand to pay for a couple of season tickets is a top gesture. But Ollie has done a LOT more than that. At the time of writing this, the total amount was just of £20K!
That is awesome!
Support on social media has blown up, with Jake Humphreys from BT Sport donating to the appeal and tweeting about it.
It’s so good to see a fan set up a thing like this, and amazing that so many people have donated so much money. Nice work Ollie.
We’re hoping for a speedy recovery for Nick, and sending best wishes to his family.
If you wish to donate or read more, then go check the page out.