Tottenham Hotspurs fans attacked in Lyon

Feb 22, 2013, 08:24 IST | PA Sport

Tottenham confirmed that three of their fans sustained "minor injuries" in an attack on a pub in Lyon on Wednesday night

Up to 50 masked thugs attacked the Smoking Dog pub where around 150 Tottenham fans had gathered on the eve of their Europa League match against the French side.

Eyewitnesses revealed how the attackers smashed doors and threw cast-iron chairs, wooden objects, and a flare into the pub, popular among ex-pats in the city.

Witnesses to the attack also claimed the assailants made Nazi salutes. In November, fans of the club, which has a traditionally strong Jewish following, were ambushed inside a pub in Rome on the eve of their Europa League game against Lazio.

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