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Tottenham Hotspur seeking 'further information' about attack on fans by Lazio Ultras
Spurs have released a statement saying they are seeking “further information” about last night’s attack in Italy.
A British man, believed to be 25 years old, is in a critical condition in hospital after being stabbed during the alleged attack by a band of up to 50 Lazio Ultras in a pub in Rome.
Nine Spurs fans who were drinking in the Drunken Ship pub in Campo de Fiori ahead of tonight’s Europa League game between Tottenham Hotspur and Lazio were injured during the assault.
A club statement said: “We understand from local police in Rome that nine of our supporters suffered injuries last night following an incident in the city centre.
“Three of these supporters were taken to hospital for further treatment. We continue to seek further information and are liaising with both Italian and UK police on this matter.”
Members of the gang are reported to have worn motorbike helmets to disguise their identity while wielding metal bars, knives, baseball bats, belts and knuckle dusters.
An American man, believed to be 30 years old, was also stabbed in the attack and is being treated for his injuries in hospital.