England fan left needing plastic surgery after being hit by hurled glass in pub warns supporters not to throw their drinks in the air when watching the World Cup
An England fan has warned supporters not to hurl glasses in celebration after she suffered a horrifying eye injury in a pub during the Colombia match.
NHS worker Zoey Louise Johansson, who is in her mid 20s, was hit just above the eye causing a deep gash.
She has been told she is unlikely to recover feeling above her right eye and needs plastic surgery.
Zoey Louise Johansson posted these photos online after she was hit by a thrown glass
She spent the night in A&E after the incident in Yarm, Teesside, and posted pictures of herself online wearing a blood spattered England shirt.
Ms Johansson has now warned of the dangers of people hurling glasses in celebration during tomorrow’s quarter final with Sweden.
Writing on Facebook, Ms Johansson said: ‘I’m not posting this for any sympathy or attention, I just want to show you the effects and repercussions of what throwing glass objects in a crowd can do.
‘(On) Tuesday 3rd July I was watching the England vs Columbia match in a pub in Yarm.
‘When England scored the last penalty the entire pub erupted in celebration. Pint glasses and glass bottles were being thrown in all directions, unfortunately I got caught in the cross fire and my forehead was split open, narrowly missing my eye.
‘I spent the remainder of the night in A&E where they told me the laceration was so deep it had cut through the muscle and nerves.’
The NHS worker (pictured, left, before and, right, after the incident) is warning others not to throw bottles and beer glasses when England score
She continued: ‘They informed me I would need plastic surgery to repair the wound and the likelihood of having feeling above my right eye again was slim to none.
‘After almost 48 hours with no sleep and over 20 hours with no food or drink I finally went down to theatre last night.
‘Thankfully the operation went well and I’m on the way to recovery however if the glass had hit me any lower I’d have lost the sight in my right eye.
‘It takes you 1 second to throw your glass yet I’m left with a lasting scar on my face. Please use your own head and think before potentially ruining someone else’s.’
A Cleveland Police spokesman said: ‘Officers were called to a report of a disturbance at the Black Bull pub in Yarm on Tuesday 3rd July at 9:50pm.
‘As a result, a woman received injuries to her face and received treatment in hospital. Everything was dealt with at the scene.’
Her warning comes as police in Norfolk urged people not to drink to excess over the hot, World Cup weekend.
There were ecstatic scene around the country on Tuesday night when England beat Colombia