All professional football has been suspended in Greece after the latest outbreak of violence between Olympiakos and Panathinaikos supporters and club officials.
The Greek government has taken the step to indefinitely suspended all professional football in the country after crowd trouble when the two Greek giants met at the weekend, which was followed by a brawl between club officials at a board meeting last night.
The move is the third time Greek football has been suspended this season.
The recently-elected Syriza party believes suspending football indefinitely is the only way to rid the country of crowd violence.
Greece’s Sports Minister Stavros Kontonis and Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras discussed the issue earlier today before meeting with Super League president Giorgos Borovilos
Speaking after the decision, Borovilos explained: “What we have been informed is that the Super League and the Football League have been suspended indefinitely,”
“We have a new government who are looking to bring this subject up for discussion and implement state laws related to it.”
The government are yet to confirm how long matches will be suspended for.
Earlier this season a fan died after violent clashes at a third division match between Ethnikos Piraeus and Irodotos which resulted in games being suspended for a week.
Another suspension was implemented in November when more violence resulted in Christoforos Zografos, assistant director of Greece’s referee committee being taken to hospital.