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Newz Forum: SOCCER: Match abandoned after fans brawl

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TRD

posted on Jan, 9 2005 @ 04:46 PM
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Fighting between spectators forced the postponement of the Greek first division match between Panionios and league leaders Olympiakos overnight.
 

Hundreds of fans fought among themselves and against the few police at the Panionios Stadium one hour before the match was to begin.

Match referee Iraklis Tsikinis, fearing injury to players, decided to call off the contest after consultations with the police.

Panionios officials said that only 322 tickets were given to Olympiakos fans for the match but that more than 1000 had forcibly entered the stadium.

A number of spectators and police were reported injured, but no official account was given. There were no reports of arrests.

Meanwhile, one injury was reported in violence before the Athens derby between AEK and Panathinaikos at the Olympic Stadium, and two motorcycles were destroyed by firebombs. That match went ahead.

Associated Press




posted on Jan, 9 2005 @ 04:51 PM
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woah! sounds like there was a rumble in the jungle there.

was this a rival kinda match?


TRD

posted on Jan, 9 2005 @ 04:57 PM
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Yeah it was a rival game, it sounds like it was really bad. Although there wasn't any players invovled the fans went beserk and some people got hurt.






[Edited on 9/1/05 by TRD]


TRD

posted on Jan, 9 2005 @ 04:59 PM
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Nine policemen went to hospital but the police authorities said their injuries were not serious. Two men were arrested.

The incident follows a water polo match between the clubs in December when Panionios player Zahos Anastasiadis was taken into hospital after being hit on the head by a chair thrown by an Olympiakos supporter.

associated press



posted on Jan, 9 2005 @ 05:03 PM
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why are people such idiots?




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