Legendary Dons Fan Hospitalised
The 79-year-old was jumped from behind by a cowardly thug around a quarter of his age.
Norman has been taken to Aberdeen Royal Infirmary where scans showed that he has three cracked ribs.
Most Dons supporters will recognise Norman, who is a regular at Pittodrie and is seen decked out in Dons flags, scarves and badges, as well as his trademark one red and one white sock.
A Grampian Police spokesman said: "This was an exceptionally callous and unprovoked attack on a vulnerable elderly man who is well known within Aberdeen Football Club.
"The victim has been left seriously assaulted and is extremely distressed by this cowardly attack."
It is hoped that Norman will be allowed home on Tuesday.
ABERDEEN-MAD is having a collection for Norman, to show support for the fan that abody kens.
Regulars and visitors to the website will be able to donate through PayPal by sending their payment to firstname.lastname@example.org
Once a reasonable amount has been collected, a card and a hamper of goodies will be presented to Norman, hopefully by the end of the week.
Norman's sister Jessie Horne said: "It is an absolutely wonderful gesture for the Dons fans to have a collection for Norman. Everyone has been so kind.
"Norman doesn't have the internet or anything like that, but I'm sure he will really appreciate it and it will help him forget about the last few days."