Premiership's Algerian stars attacked by Egyptian thugs
Premiership's Algerian stars survived missiles being thrown at their team bus by Egyptian thugs yesterday.
Their team bus was ambushed on Thursday by a 100-strong mob, who hurled paving stones and bricks in an organised attack that smashed all the coach's windows.
Three of their team-mates needed stitches to face and head wounds, while several others were also hit by missiles. Amazingly, the Egyptian press claimed the bus ambush had been made up.
Bougherra fumed: "There were very few policemen around the team bus. They just provided a small escort.
"We were caught in a trap. The coach windows simply exploded and it was absolutely staggering. We did not panic and the bus kept on moving."