Fan violence disrupts Greek match

Updated: 25 February 2007 09:53 IST

Police clashed with hooligans who disrupted a Greek soccer match between Levadiakos and AEK Athens.

Athens:

Police clashed with hooligans who disrupted a Greek soccer match between Levadiakos and AEK Athens. State-run NET TV said the riots broke out when hundreds of ticketless AEK supporters, carrying metal pipes and stones, tried to break into the stadium in Livadia on Sunday. The rioters burned a private TV van which was broadcasting the match and damaged an unspecified number of private cars. The police did not immediately release details about injuries or arrests. The clashes led referee Dimitris Kalopoulos to suspend the match for 20 minutes after players and spectators inside the stadium experienced breathing problems, caused by the tear gas used by police to disperse the rioters. The Athens club is expected to face heavy sanctions from Greek soccer authorities. (AP)

Topics : Football Greece
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