Metro.UK:- An England fan almost lost an eye when a pint glass thrown seconds after the victory over Colombia smashed her in the face. Fans went barmy in NHS worker Zoey Johannson’s local pub in Yarm, North Yorkshire, when England won the penalty shootout. She spent the night in A&E for the deep cut on her forehead and was told she would be scarred for life.
In an emotional Facebook post, which included pictures of her injuries, she warned fans about throwing pints around during celebrations. She 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.
‘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.’ She added: ‘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. ‘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.’
She warned: ‘It takes you one 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, July 3 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.’