A Parisian taxi driver who allegedly knifed a Manchester United supporter in the chest has been charged with attempted murder, according to a Telegraph report. On March 8 TaxiPoint reported that the Manchester United fan had been stabbed by the cabbie after the clubs Champions League second leg tie against Paris Saint Germain.
The fan, who has been named as 44 year old Mike Jackson, from Bolton, was travelling back to the French capital with three other supporters when the driver turned on them after they started singing in celebration of United's win against PSG.
The cab driver, taking offence to the jubilant fans singing, pulled his vehicle over in a bid to eject them from the cab.
He then pulled out a knife and threatened a female passenger in the group.
Jackson, in an attempt to protect the woman, was then stabbed in the chest by the driver.
As the injured fan was left lying on the pavement, one of the group managed to flag down a car and the he was taken the Georges Pompidou European Hospital in Paris, where life saving surgery was performed on his lung.
Mike Jackson took to facebook to make a statement, saying: "From going from a jubilant evening watching Manchester United pulling off the unthinkable result against PSG to one hour or so later to be fighting for my life these have been a traumatic four days."
He went on to say: "I'm slowly recovering in a hospital in Paris. Your support, well wishes have been truly amazing, each and every message means more than you could ever imagine. Thank you from the bottom of my heart.”
Manchester United responded by sending their full support to Jackson.