Michael Voller, a Tottenham fan was beaten and left with serious injuries after an unprovoked attack by a fellow Spurs supporter who mistook him for a Chelsea fan.
This ugly incident occurred following a FA Cup semi-final clash between the two London clubs at Wembley Stadium on Saturday, in which Chelsea won 4-2 to reach the final of the competition.
According to Goal, Voller suffered a broken cheekbone, eye socket and skull after the attack. The incident took place outside the Moore Spice Restaurant on Engineers Way at around 7.30pm, with the victim reported to have been identified by a group of Spurs fan walking in the opposite direction.
Voller has been discharged from hospital following treatment, but police say there are still concerns as to possible permanent damage to his eyesight.
The investigating officer, Detective Constable James Robb, of Brent CID, described the attack as “a violent and unprovoked assault” that has left 23 year old Voller with some terrible injuries that could end up affecting him for the rest of his life.
“This kind of violence has absolutely no place at a football match, and I sincerely hope that those who were with the person responsible do the right thing by Michael, who is a fellow supporter and has supported Tottenham since he was a young boy.” He added.