Sporting CP Players😳 Attacked at Training Ground😱

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Sporting CP have condemned the reported perpetrators of "vandalism and aggression" that allegedly took place at the club's training ground on Tuesday.

It has been claimed in the Portuguese media that dozens of people stormed the Alcochete site, trashing buildings and even assaulting some of the players and staff.

Pictures have circulated of striker Bas Dost with several cuts to his head, although it is not clear when the images were taken.

The alleged incident took place just two days after a 2-1 defeat to Maritimo, a result that meant Sporting missed out on a Champions League place to Benfica.

A statement published via the club's Facebook page on Tuesday read: "Sporting Club de Portugal vehemently condemns the events registered today at the Academia Sporting."

Tensions have been mounting at the Lisbon club in recent weeks amid poor results and an apparent conflict between the squad and president Bruno de Carvalho.

In April, De Carvalho claimed he was suspending 19 first-team players following their Europa League exit at the hands of Atletico Madrid, although he later appeared to back down.

There have also been rumours he suspended boss Jorge Jesus and his coaching staff on Monday, with senior players reportedly threatening to boycott Sunday's Taca de Portugal final out of solidarity with their coach.

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