Lion of London Bridge supports the National Front
Roy Larner, the man who fought off the London Bridge terrorists barehanded, has claimed to be a National Front supporter in a video posted online.
The video, believed to have been filmed several months before the attacks, shows Mr Larner getting into an altercation with some “Movement for Justice” protestors in Elephant and Castle, South London.
The footage is edited in such a way to exclude the reason the altercation began, but, according to Mr Larner, some people in the march were taunting him while he was walking his dogs.
“I was out walking my dogs and got caught up in a march,” he said. “The dogs got agitated as the marchers were coming over to them. Things got heated and personal, a slanging match started and got abusive, bad language was used and they were taunting me.”
The video begins by showing Mr Larner retaliating against one of the protestors by spitting at him. A war of words then ensues, with the protestors chanting, “We fight back when racists attack.” One of their photographers then attempts to headbutt Mr Larner.
During the video, Mr Larner can be heard saying “National Front” several times. At one point he appears to say, “I’m part of the National Front.”
Mr Larner has subsequently apologised for his behaviour in the video, stating it wasn’t intentional and that he “couldn’t walk away” after the confrontation with the protesters.
“I have seen the video clip and I’m sorry to have caused any offence. It wasn’t intentional and something that took place months ago,” he told The Sun.
While the National Front doesn’t condone Mr Larner’s actions in the video, we feel it shouldn’t take away from the heroic deeds he performed during the London Bridge terrorist attacks.
During the attacks on 3 June, Mr Larner was drinking in the Black and Blue pub in Borough Market with friends when three knife-wielding Muslim terrorists barged in, shouting, “Islam, Islam, Islam,” and “This is for Allah!”
Khuram Butt, Rachid Redouane and Youssef Zaghba, who had just run over pedestrians on London Bridge, stormed into the pub and started stabbing people.
But despite being unarmed Mr Larner stood and fought the three men, famously shouting, “F**k you, I’m Millwall,” during the confrontation.
He was stabbed eight times in the process, but his actions saved countless lives as he gave staff and other drinkers time to escape.
Speaking after the attack, Mr Larner said:
“I took a few steps towards them and said, ‘F*** 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, ‘F**k you, I’m Millwall!’
“It was the worst thing I could have done as they carried on attacking me.”
After the terrorists’ rampage at the venue they left to attack neighbouring pubs, until police marksmen gunned them down.
Roy’s feats earned him the nickname “The Lion of London Bridge”, and he was hailed as a hero by the general public for his bravery. Given his willingness to fight back against Islamic terrorism on that day, it isn’t surprising to learn he is a supporter of the National Front.