Sporting hooligans attack their own players at training ground

A mob of around 50 Sporting hooligans attacked players and staff members at the club’s training complex on Tuesday.

Sporting’s training complex is located in Alcochete, about 20km south of the Portuguese capital.

The mob forced its way into the training complex, where Sporting were preparing for this weekend’s Portuguese Cup final against Aves. The attackers interrupted training and attacked several players and staff. They also trashed the players’ changing room.

23 people have been arrested so far.

The attack happened two days after Sporting’s shock 2-1 defeat at Maritimo on the final day of the season. That defeat allowed their bitter rivals Benfica to take the final Champions League spot, leapfrogging Sporting into second place.

Sporting striker Bas Dost suffered a head wound in the attack

Sporting striker Bas Dost was left with a gash on his head

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