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Tottenham fans attacked in Lyon by masked mob making Nazi salutes

Published 21/02/2013 | 12:20

the Smoking Dog Pub in Lyon where Spurs fans were attacked
the Smoking Dog Pub in Lyon where Spurs fans were attacked
The interior of The Smoking Dog Pub which was damaged in the attack

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

Spurs revealed this morning that those who were caught up in the attack did not suffer serious injury, and that arrests had been made relating to the incident.

A Tottenham spokesman said: "Club officials attended an incident last night in Lyon. A group of around 50 people confronted fans. The situation was dealt with and arrests were made within the hour. Three fans sustained minor injuries and received prompt medical assistance.

"Spurs officials and stewards will be in the city throughout the day, along with matchday French police ahead of kick-off."

Eyewitnesses told last night of how the group of attackers smashed doors and threw cast-iron chairs, wooden objects, and a flare into the pub, which is popular among ex-pats in the French city.

Witnesses to the attack also claimed the assailants made Nazi salutes.

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