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One arrested after soccer fan brutally beaten during Greece-Gibraltar game

Police has arrested one man and identified a second one suspected to be involved in the brutal beating of a soccer fan during the Greece-Gibraltar game on Tuesday.

Video footage from Georgios Karaiskakis stadium, which is the home grounds for Greek champions Olympiakos, shows a group of fans beating and kicking a man wearing a Panathinaikos FC jersey before he escapes by jumping out of the stands. The two clubs are traditional rivals in all sports.

According to Greek media, the arrestee is a 20-year-old man who has been involved in soccer fans brawls also in the past. A second man has also been identified form the stadium cameras, while police is seeking for three more persons.
Deputy Minister for Sports Giorgos Vassiliadis has called on the prosecutor to launch an investigation into the crowd trouble
The Greek national team defeated visiting Gibraltar 4-0 to finish second in its World Cup qualifying group and advance to the play-offs in November for a ticket to the finals in Russia next summer.

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One comment

  1. absolutely ridiculous! the stadium, officers and directors of the facility should all be sued for all they have for lack of security.

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