A man dubbed the ‘Lion of London Bridge’, who took on three ISIS terrorists during the London attacks has been rewarded for his courage.
Roy Larner was drinking in the Black & Blue bar when the attackers entered brandishing knives.
Roy, who has been described as ‘fearless’, rushed to defend his fellow Londoners shouting ‘Fuck you, I’m Millwall’.
Larner, from Peckham, South East London, was stabbed eight times in his brave attempts to fight off the armed attackers, before being taken to hospital in a critical condition. The terrorists killed eight people that night.
Speaking to The Sun, Roy said:
They had these long knives and started shouting about Allah. Then it was, ‘Islam, Islam, Islam’. Like an idiot I shouted back at them. I thought, ‘I need to take the piss out of these bastards.
I took a few steps towards them and said, ‘Fuck you, I’m Millwall’. So they started attacking me. 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.
A brewery has now chosen to aptly pay tribute to the man, the myth, the legend, with a beer specially brewed for him and named after his defiant, expletive-filled catchphrase, The Independent reports.
Swedish brewery Frequency Beer Works have created a 5% English bitter to honour the hero, fittingly labelled as: “F*** You, I’m Millwall: A Tribute to Roy Larner”.
A portion of the money raised from the sale of the beer will also be donated to the charity fund started in his name and best of all they plan to ship the beer to the UK soon.
Frequency Beer Works said:
We were humbled and impressed to read about Millwall supporter Roy Larner, who single-handedly stepped in against the terrorists in London, shouting ‘F**k You, I’m Millwall!’, saving countless lives by drawing the attention of the attackers and giving others the possibility to run to safety. We salute him, and have made a special edition of our bitter available in his honour.
— Goodfella (@Jimmycn1) June 6, 2017
Roy is a serious credit to our country and showed that British resolve to protect our fellow citizens in the face of evil.
Fair play to him!