Greek league returns after two-week suspension
The suspension of the Greek Superleague was lifted after it started almost three weeks following chaos flared during PAOK and AEK Athens clash.
After the game’s referee disallowed PAOK an injury-time winner, PAOK’s owner Ivan Savvidis asked his players to leave the game and invaded the pitch with a gun in a hip holster around his waist followed by bodyguards as he wanted to confront the referee.
This led the Greek FA to suspend the league indefinitely after the match was abandoned two hours following the incident.
Greek government decided to lift the suspension as they received a pledge from league clubs to improve regulations and rules aimed at combating violence. The FA said that the league will return on Saturday with additional midweek matches to be planned to compensate for the suspension.
The decision came after Greek clubs and a delegation from Fifa visiting Athens met to discuss the situation. Fifa strictly prohibits any type of government interfering in football.
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