A man in his 30s was arrested on Saturday on suspicion of wounding and has been bailed pending further investigation.
Blackpool FC expressed their sorrow and shock over the incident and offered an open book of condolence for supporters to pay their respects to Mr. Johnson.
A GoFundMe has been set up to support his family, and it has raised over £2,500 already.
Armfield Club, a supporters club for fans of Blackpool, tweeted about the difficulty in expressing the emotions of Mr. Johnson’s friends.
Detective Chief Inspector Tracey McMurdo stated that the family is understandably devastated, and they are determined to get answers about what happened.
Inspector McMurdo appealed for witnesses to come forward and said that at the heart of the matter is a grieving family who are incredibly distressed.
Lancashire Police are investigating the incident, which occurred when around 15 people had an altercation outside The Manchester pub at the junction of Lytham Road and the Promenade at around 7 pm.
It is believed that the altercation broke out between a number of football fans, and the man was injured as part of this incident.
At present, there is no suggestion that he was specifically targeted. An investigation has been launched, and the police are working with both Blackpool and Burnley football clubs to establish who else was involved in the incident and what exactly occurred. They are asking anyone with information to get in touch.
This type of violence is not acceptable on the streets of Lancashire, and the authorities are taking the incident extremely seriously. All of our thoughts go out to Mr. Johnson’s family and friends. May he rest in peace.