A football fan is being hailed as the 'Lion of London Bridge' after he single-handedly took on three knife-wielding terrorists while shouting "Fuck you, I'm Millwall."
Father-of-one Roy Larner, 47, charged upon the attackers with nothing but his fists after they entered the Black & Blue steakhouse, Borough Market, on Saturday night. He incurred multiple stab wounds during the confrontation, giving dozens in the restaurant a chance to escape.
He's now out of the intensive care ward of St Thomas' Hospital, and an online petition is aiming to earn the brave Millwall supporter a George Cross medal.
He told The Sun how the killers came into the restaurant shouting "This is for Allah" and "Islam, Islam."
"Like an idiot," he told the newspaper, "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."
Mr Larner added: "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.
"I got stabbed and sliced eight times. They got me in my head, chest and both hands. There was blood everywhere.
"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."