We struggled to find the right tube station, so decided to get a taxi from Hammersmith to Kings Cross. We got out outside of McDonalds then walked towards Millers Bar down Caledonian Road. It was quite busy outside with Mags and a few Hull fans all having a bit of friendly banter. My mate went to the bar for the pints as I stood and watched the Liverpool game.
That’s when it happened!
There was a scuffle broke out outside. Around 30 – 40 Everton fans came around the corner chanting “Everton, Everton”.
They set about two Hull lads, one of which had a young lad with him around six years old. A few Newcastle lads stepped in but were quite outnumbered.
Then everyone from inside the bar spilled outside and the bottle / glass throwing started. One Newcastle fan got glassed and was absolutely covered in blood!
The owner of the bar ran outside and locked the doors so no one could get in or out and tried to sweep away the glass. By this time the Police had arrived and cordoned off the bar which was now covered with broken glass and blood!
We were locked in for around 20 minutes while the Police restored order.
One thing that will stick in my mind for years was a shocking sight! A bloke (not sure which team he was from) lying unconscious in the middle of the road while his young lad stood next to him stamping his feet hysterically and screaming.
Eventually the Police advised that they should close the bar. Once we were allowed out, we headed down to O’Neill’s where we were actually walking down with an Evertonian. He was a nice lad and seemed genuinely embarrassed by what his fellow supporters had done.
In a nut shell, it was a completely unprovoked attack and the scousers took liberties on innocent people enjoying a pint.
Childish / embarrassing / cringeworthy / uncalled for!