A TRAGIC CLASH HAPPENNED BETWEEN THE FANS OF AEK ATHENS-DINAMO ZAGREB
Written by Taiwo Adekola on August 8, 2023
A Greek football fan was stabbed to death on the outskirts of Athens during a brawl between rival club supporters, with 96 people arrested in violent clashes, police said.
The 22-year-old man was transported from the stadium in the suburbs to an Athens hospital where he died, according to police.
The fight between the fans broke out with the hosts AEK Athens and Croatian club Dinamo Zagreb.At least eight people have been injured, including three Greeks and five Croats.
Those injured include a minor who was hospitalised after being hit in the head by a stone.
The ministry of citizen protection said that a group of fans from both sides had clashed in the area near the stadium, throwing stun grenades, stones, incendiary devices and other items, with some carrying bats..
Greek news agency ANA said an investigation had been opened and those arrested would appear before the state prosecutor soon.
Violence has marred a number of previous Greek football matches, and last year the government increased the maximum sentence for crimes of fan violence from six months to five years after another stabbing death.AEK Athens is set to host Dinamo Zagreb for the Champions League match which will happen today.