"Nazi mob" attacks Tottenham fans in French bar ahead of cup match: Fans claim the attack had anti-Semitic motive

Mob of 50 Nazis attacks group of Tottenham fans in French bar ahead of European cup match
Around 150 fans were attacked by mob of 50 in Lyon's Smoking Dog pubThugs said to have been making Nazi salutes and threw flare into the pubWitnesses said three fans were taken to hospital, one with a head injurySpurs fans were ambushed in Rome last year ahead of game against Lazio

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Brutal: Ten supporters were hurt and one seriously injured in the Rome attack, while two Roma fans were charged with attempted murder

In the last decade English football fans have been the subject of a series of knife attacks when going to support their team at games in Rome

In the last decade English football fans have been the subject of a series of knife attacks when going to support their team at games in Rome

In November, some were ambushed inside a pub in Rome on the eve of their game against Lazio.

Tottenham fan James Taylor drove
through the night from his home in Ilford, Essex, to attend tonight's
Europa League second round second leg clash.

Mr Taylor said the attack 'was pre-meditated, pre-arranged. It was nothing to do with Spurs fans.

'We were in the pub having a few drinks at about 10pm. There were about 150 Spurs fans singing. It was all in good nature.

'Then there was a bang. We ignored the
first one and there was a second one, suddenly. The windows were
smashed and stools were thrown into the pub. We ran back to hide.

'We were stuck in the back of the pub for about half an hour. We were worried. No Spurs fans were violent or too drunk.'

A spokesman for Britain's Foreign and
Commonwealth Office said: 'We are aware of reports of an attack on
British nationals in France and are offering consular assistance.'

A Tottenham Hotspur spokesman said he was aware of the attack.