A football fan reportedly yelled, 'Fuck you, I'm Millwall', before single-handedly throwing down with three knife-wielding terrorists with nothing but his fists following the London attacks on Saturday night.
A petition has been launched for Roy Larner to be awarded with the George Cross for his bravery in the Black and Blue steakhouse, which allowed dozens of potential victims to flee unharmed.
The 47-year-old is currently in hospital with knife wounds all over his body, and told The Sun that he acted "like an idiot" when the terrorists burst into the restaurant.
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. 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, ‘Fuck 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.
The 47-year-old father-of-one is currently being treated in the intensive care ward of St Thomas’ Hospital, and has been christened 'The Lion of London Bridge' for his actions on the night.