Aberdeen are set to launch an investigation into the ugly scenes in Cyprus as Dons fans were set upon by baton-wielding riot police.
Furious Dons boss Derek McInnes has hit out at the heavy handed treatment of Aberdeen fans following the 2-0 Europa League loss to Apollon Limassol.
Some Aberdeen supporters were left bloodied and bruised as riot police waded in and fired pepper spray at fans in Larnaca.
Aberdeen FC have confirmed they have opened dialogue with Cypriot authorities and Apollon and have requested to be given video footage of the trouble.
One Dons fan is understood to have been knocked unconscious by riot police.
In shameful scenes furious boss Derek McInnes also confirmed he was spat on by Apollon fans.
Swiss referee Stephan Klossner also came close to abandoning the game as flares were thrown onto the pitch, one towards keeper Joe Lewis.
McInnes said: “I heard the stewards were really heavy handed with our fans going in with tear gas and being really aggressive towards them.
“You expect it to be passionate and noisy, but when flares are being thrown at your goal-keeper and your fans are being treated the way they were it is unfair.
“When you see flares getting thrown onto the pitch and supporters behind the dugout spitting at myself and the staff.
“That is where stewards need to be more visible.
“When you hear the treatment our supporters got that’s when it really sticks in the throat.”
Aberdeen FC issued a statement before the Dons squad jetted back to the Granite City from Larnaca last night.
The statement said: “Following incidents at the end of this evening’s match in Larnaca, the club can confirm it has commenced dialogue with the stadium operators, Apollon Limassol and the authorities.
“As part of this, the club has requested that CCTV footage is interrogated in order to assist matters.”
It is the second European trip in succession that trouble has marred the tie.
A group of around 50 Dons fans were attacked by masked thugs in Mostar, Bosnia ahead of the game against NK Siroki Brijeg.