Pictures: Sporting Lisbon Players Attacked and Injured by Fans
Latest Sports News: Sporting Lisbon Players Assaulted by Intruders
Latest Sports News reports in Portugal claim that around 50 intruders, who had covered their faces inorder not be revealed, interrupted training and assaulted members of the team squad.
Netherlands forward Bas Dost was cut on the head and assistant coaches Mario Monteiro and Raul Jose suffered injuries, according to the Latest Sports News reports.
Sporting released a statement on Tuesday, which read: “Sporting vehemently condemned the events registered today at the Sporting Academy.
“We can not in any way agree with acts of vandalism and aggression to athletes, coaches and staff, nor with attitudes that configure the practice of crime that in no way honour and ennoble Sporting.
“Sporting is not this, Sporting cannot be this.
“We will make every effort to establish full responsibility for what has happened and we will not fail to demand the punishment of those who acted in this absolutely pitiful way.”
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