A lad from Salford has described in a viral video how he was the victim of a racist assault in Liverpool on Sunday – leaving him thinking he was "going to die".
He described how the gang stamped on him and called him "monkey" and the N-word in the video which he posted on Snapchat.
The heartbreaking clip has been shared hundreds of thousands of times.
In his Snapchat video, struggling to speak through the pain, Marvin says: "They seemed like nice lads, they were dressed up to go out, but they started stamping on my face.
"They called me monkey, they called me the N-word, they called me a n*****, but, anyway, all of them started kicking me in the face.
"It was so painful. So, they kept kicking my face and then I passed out while they were kicking me and then I woke up and I was still being kicked and so, anyway, they started kicking my legs, just kicking my legs.
"I don't know what the what the plan was, just stamping on them, stamping on them, stamping on them."
Merseyside Police slammed the "nasty" incident and are treating the case as a racially-aggravated assault.
Marvin, from Broughton, who promotes businesses to his 12,500-plus followers on Instagram, told Manchester Evening News: "To be honest, I'm scared.
"It's never happened to me in Manchester before. I'm traumatised.
"I'm scared to actually go out."
Marvin said he travelled to Manchester Royal Infirmary for treatment to his facial injuries because he feared bumping into his attackers in Liverpool.
He is due to undergo a scan of a broken bone in his face to establish the extent of the damage.
The attackers stole money, Marvin's rucksack and a phone, before he got up and fled with blood pouring from a head wound.
"I ran off through Liverpool city centre and I kept thinking I am going to die," said Marvin, who is now back at home in Salford where he lives with his mum.
He was first accosted by the gang on the steps of a Liverpool city centre hotel he had wanted to book, he said.
He described how no-one helped him and he managed to get to the city's railway station to get a train back to Manchester.
Marvin said he went to hospital in Manchester, where he was treated for a broken bone in his face.
He continued: "My tongue unfortunately got ripped and a patch of my tongue skin is ripped off so I can't eat, just milkshakes and smoothies for weeks.
"My face is swollen now even worse, but I am really lucky that I didn't break any major bones or even have a brain bleed."
Merseyside Police confirmed Marvin suffered facial injuries in the attack near a hotel in the Bold Street area of the city centre.
He ran away via Concert Square and Bold Street before making his way to Lime Street station, where he was assisted by a man and woman onboard the train.
Detectives visited Marvin's home Tuesday evening to take a statement and also seize clothes he was wearing on the night for DNA analysis.
His attackers wore smart shorts or t-shirts.
Marvin recalled one of the attackers was wearing Alexander McQueen shoes.
Detective Superintendent Dave McCaughrean said: "This was a nasty assault and we are determined to find the people responsible and bring them to justice.
"I know Liverpool city centre would have been busy with people out eating and drinking on the afternoon of Bank Holiday Sunday, 30 August.
"I would appeal to anyone who was in the area around Concert Square or Bold Street at 4pm who saw anyone or anything suspicious to contact us as they may be able to assist with our investigation.
"I would also ask the male and female who assisted the man in Lime Street station to get in touch as they may have information which could help with our enquiries.”
Anyone with information is asked to DM @MerPolCC on Twitter – or contact Crimestoppers, anonymously, on 0800 555 111, quoting reference 20000526405.
Marvin has launched a gofundme page to help get him get private healthcare.