Association football culture

Home of soccer violence police officer attacked

Unknown assailants attacked and vandalized the home of an officer of a police unit that deals with sports violence early on Friday morning in the Athens district of Galatsi.

The vandals used a gas canister and flammable liquid to create a small explosion outside the officer's home and spray-painted abusive slogans on the walls.

Police raid fan clubs in western Athens

As part of ongoing effort to crack down on hooliganism in Greek sport, police late Thursday conducted raids on two fan clubs, both located in areas of western Athens.
Amid a recent spike in soccer hooliganism, police entered a building housing a Panathinaikos fan club in Peristeri and another in Ilion housing an Olympiakos fan club.

Fourteen arrested after clashes at Greek Cup final

Police arrested 14 people in the area around the Olympic Stadium on Saturday where the Greek Cup final was played between football clubs PAOK and AEK.

Six of the suspects were charged with participating in clashes with riot police shortly after the end of the game and one for possession of a stun grenade.

Fans face 'organized crime' charges for violence on football pitch

Prosecutors in the Mediterranean province of Antalya have ordered the detention of 72 fans who have allegedly been involved in violence on charges of "organized crime" during a game between Göztepespor and Eskişehirspor on June 4 to qualify for the top-tier football league.

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