The President of the Italian Football Association has apologised to the English FA following a "disgraceful attack" on Tottenham fans in Rome. FIGC President Giancarlo Abete condemned the violence:
Once again, football has given a handful of delinquents the excuse to take out their racist and anti-semite anger. There is evidence of this undoubted motive, which is detrimental to the image of Italian football and doesn't match with the traditional hospitality and welcome of the city of Rome.
The city authorities and I publicly express our firm condemnation, with my personal indignation at these events. I beg you to send our apologies to all Tottenham's fans - and in particular to those families directly involved. I will personally follow the investigation's development and remain at your disposal should my assistance in any further matters be required.
A Tottenham Hotspur fan is recovering in hospital after being stabbed when a gang of 50 Italian hooligans stormed a bar in Rome and attacked supporters of the English football team.
Spurs fans were drinking in the Drunken Ship pub before last night's Europa League game with Lazio when trouble flared.
Italian sources told the Press Association that Tottenham fan Ashley Mills, in his mid-twenties and believed to have been stabbed, was seriously injured during the attack and was being treated in hospital.
A spokeswoman for Rome police said Mr Mills had received injuries to his "skull and thigh", was "not in danger of death" and would be kept in hospital for observation.
The owner of the Drunken Ship pub in Rome, Marco Manzi, said there were around 30 Tottenham fans drinking quietly when a group of young men burst in throwing stones, waving clubs and metal rods. Manzi said the fight lasted around 20 minutes.