(all that disco and no scenes of anyone throwing stuff)
From the Guardian’s James Callow :
Didier Zokora was struck by a cigarette lighter thrown by Anderlecht fans as Tottenham Hotspur sealed their place in the knockout stages of the Uefa Cup last night, and after the match Paul Robinson, the Spurs goalkeeper, picked up a two-foot long metal bar and handed it to the fourth official.
Zokora fell to the ground in his own penalty area in second-half injury-time and needed treatment but was able to play out the remainder of the match. He was unsurprised by the incident having spent part of his early career in Belgium with Genk. “I played four years in Belgium and they hate me,” said the Ivory Coast international midfielder, who was also verbally abused.
His team-mate Michael Dawson said: “Myself and Pascal [Chimbonda] went in to make a block challenge and a few things were thrown. Lucky enough for me they didn’t hit me. I could see some coins being thrown around me. If you get injured that is part of football but you don’t expect things to be thrown at you.”
Spurs’ manager, Juande Ramos, was surprisingly restrained in his response given that this year he was knocked out by a bottle thrown by rival fans while he was coaching Sevilla in a Copa Del Rey match against their arch rivals Real Betis. “I did not see the incident. I was concentrating on the match but we have to be left alone on the pitch. You cannot have people throwing things on to the pitch because somebody could get hurt,” said the Spaniard.