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Another victim of football hooliganism in Greece

29 September 2014 / 12:09:56  GRReporter
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A football fan lost his life due to the beating inflicted on him during a match between teams from the second group of the Greek Cup.

Konstantinos Katsoulis died early this morning at the military hospital in Athens due to a severe cerebral hemorrhage caused by an aneurysm. He had been admitted to hospital with massive internal bleeding and severe head injuries, having been attacked by supporters of Irodotos football club during a match with the team of Ethnikos Piraeus.

The match took place in Nea Alikarnasos, Crete, on 14 September. The turmoil began in the 75th minute of the match, which was interrupted by the judge because of the beating among fans. Having been hit on the head several times Katsoulis was taken by ambulance to the hospital in Iraklio, where he was admitted to the intensive care unit. A day later, he was transferred to the military hospital in Athens where his vital functions were maintained with special equipment.

The violent clashes in the stands at the stadium in Nea Alikarnasos started after canceling a goal scored by Irodotos. Members of the team’s management protested before the judges thus provoking a wave of outrage among fans. At the sight of the scrimmage, the leadership of the team submitted a request to interrupt the match but it was not accepted. During the last 20 minutes, Irodotos striker scored a goal and the hosts won the match 1:0.

Several days later, the police arrested four people who are believed to have participated in the beating during the match. They face charges of involvement in attempted murder and inflicting grievous bodily harm.

Tags: Crime newsFootball hooliganismBeatingParticipation in attempted murder
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