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Stabbed surgeon joins local MP at Altrincham’s ‘Fans for Diversity’ match

By David Prior at

Orthopaedic surgeon Dr Nasser Kurdy appeared alongside local MP Graham Brady at Altrincham’s home game on Saturday, less than a fortnight since he was stabbed outside a Hale mosque.

Dr Kurdy suffered a stab wound to the back of his neck in the incident on Sunday September 24th – a 28-year-old man has since been charged with section 18 assault and possession of a lethal weapon.

He appeared at the J Davidson Stadium for the Robins’ ‘Fans for Diversity’ match – the club was one of only four clubs nationally to showcase the work they have been doing to encourage greater inclusion and diversity in football.

The club has been reaching out to all sections of the local community and, prior to the match, ran a number of activities including face-painting provided by Art with a Heart, a primary school art competition, and live music in the sports hall provided by Trafford Pride.

Altrincham and Sale West MP Brady said: ‘I was delighted to see Nasser Kurdy and I am pleased to see that he has recovered well. In fact he was back at work operating on his patients the next day.

“The event was a great success and really showcased Altrincham’s community spirit. The game was very entertaining and Altrincham beat Rushall Olympic 4-0!”