Lyon issue apology to Tottenham Hotspur fans following attack

Lyon apologise following attack
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Lyon issue an apology to Tottenham Hotspur supporters following an attack which left three Spurs fans with minor injuries.

Lyon have issued an apology to Tottenham Hotspur supporters following an attack in the city which left three fans with minor injuries.

The Premier League outfit confirmed today that a group of Spurs fans were attacked by a gang of 50 masked men while drinking at the Smoking Dog pub last night.

"Olympique Lyonnais deplore the incidents overnight in the Saint-Jean district between the supporters of Tottenham and the 'pseudo' supporters of Lyon who absolutely do not represent the club," the London Evening Standard quotes a Lyon statement as saying

"Olympique Lyonnais apologises to Tottenham and its supporters, for the inadmissible acts which degrade the image of the town of Lyon. Olympique Lyonnais call on the French justice system to impose severe sanctions for these reprehensible acts."

Witnesses have claimed that the mob made Nazi salutes when approaching the bar ahead of tonight's Europa League second-leg clash between Tottenham and Lyon.

Lyon's Bafe Gomis celebrates after scoring the opener against Montpellier on December 1, 2012
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