A Tottenham Hotspur fans has been critically wounded with nine others injured following a clash with Lazio fans in Rome.
Spurs are due to play Lazio in the Europa League this evening and the fan was stabbed outside a bar causing serious damage to an artery as he remains critically ill in hospital.
This is not the first time Lazio hooligans have been in the headlines and it won’t be the last. The club was fined following racist chanting from supporters in the reverse of this fixture at White Hart Lane and some Lazio fans even took over part of Liverpool Street Train Station hanging banners around the upper level of the platforms.
It is reported that the confrontation is to do with the fascism elements of Lazio’s hooliganism culture and the traditional Jewish roots laid into the foundations of Tottenham Hotspur.
We took to Twitter to gauge some initial reaction to the news including a link to a picture taken shortly after those involved in the incident were dispersed by the police and claims by national newspaper the Daily Telegraph that the Lazio fans involved were wearing masks.
@TelegraphSport - 10 #THFC fans attacked outside a pub near the centre of Rome by a group of masked assailants ahead of Lazio match, one seriously hurt.
@thatsagoal - Disgusting news coming out of Rome this morning too. Police must know by now English fans will always be a target. Scum.
@OliverKayTimes - How many times in Rome now? Hope they're ok
@NATTERFOOTBALL - Thoughts are with the Spurs fan who's been left in a critical condition after being stabbed in Rome. Hope he makes a speedy recovery
@frankiesoccerAM: Disgusted to hear about the Spurs fans who got stabbed in an unprovoked attack by Lazio 'Ultras' last night, the story is horrific
@spooky23: Go on UEFA fine Lazio a couple of grand for failing to control their fans.
@101greatgoals - PICTURE: An Italian policeman takes a photo of the crime scene after Lazio fans attack Spurs supporters in a Rome bar http://www.101greatgoals.com/gallery/gimages/image/an-italian-policeman-takes-a-photo-of-the-crime-scene-after-lazio-fans-attack-spurs-supporters-in-a-rome-bar/ …
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