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Eyewitness: England fan ear bite thug was 'disgraceful'

The blogger who filmed a thug biting off the ear of an England fan said the attack was 'disgraceful' and did not represent what following the national team was all about.

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England fan 'racially abused' after ear bite attack

An England fan who had his ear bitten off after the national side's World Cup loss to Uruguay claimed he was racially abused by his attacker.

England fans in the stands during the World Cup game against Uruguay. Credit: Mike Egerton/PA Archive

Video footage obtained by the Sunday People showed several men on the top tier of the Arena Corinthians in a melee before one is led away by stewards.

When asked what happened, the victim appears to tell the camera: "He bit off my ear and called me a black ****."

The victim is seen laughing and smiling after the attack despite blood dripping down his neck.

Fan Billy Grant, who the newspaper claims shot the video, can be heard remarking about the assailant: "He's been giving it a large, he's an idiot."

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