A REAL SOCIEDAD fan lost his finger in a horrible accident before the Europa League clash against Roma at the Olimpico.
Jose Mourinho‘s side beat Sociedad 2-0 in their first leg of the Last 16 thanks to goals by Stephan El Shaarawy and Marash Kumbulla.
A horror accident took place at the Olimpico before a Europa League clashGettyA Real Sociedad fan lost his finger before the Europa League game with RomaGetty
But the game was marred by a horrible accident that saw a supporter of the visiting team being rushed to hospital with the help of La Real’s doctor Javier Barrera.
According to Mundo Deportivo, a 49-year-old man had the ring finger on his left hand partly amputated.
AS ” report that another fan picked up the severed finger and stored it in a bag of ice that was immediately sent to hospital for surgery.
He spent Thursday night in hospital after a four-hour operation but was cleared the next day to fly back to Spain.
The same report suggests the accident occurred outside the stadium before the game even started.
He climbed a fence to get a better view of something and that is when disaster struck.
The fan unfortunately lost his footing and fell with his finger getting hooked.
Sociedad president Jokin Aperribay and the team doctor visited the supporter on Friday after the game with Roma.
The club also got him a seat on the team’s charter flight for a quicker return home.
The LaLiga giants offered him a jersey worn in the game by Takefusa Kubo as well.
The fan appeared to be in good spirits after landing as he showed “good humour” at the airport.