A man in his 20s was stabbed to death after fans clashed ahead of a UEFA Champions League (UCL) qualifier. The match was eventually postponed.
The previous day, fans of Athens and Dinamo Zagreb (Croatia) had become violent near the OPAP Stadium, home of AEK Athens (Greece), according to the BBC.
According to local police, 온라인카지노 about 100 Zagreb fans confronted Athens fans an hour and a half after the away team’s players had finished training.
They became agitated and threw bats, stones, fireworks, and some even brandished knives.
Eight people were seriously injured in the violence, and a 29-year-old man, an AEK Athens fan, was stabbed to death. 98 people were arrested at the scene.
As a result, the first leg of the UCL third qualifying round between Athens and Zagreb, scheduled for Sept. 9, has been postponed until Sept. 19. 카지노사이트존 The second leg in Zagreb on the 15th will still be played.
“Our hearts go out to the families of the victims,” UEFA said, adding that “violence in football is unacceptable for any reason. The perpetrators of these horrific acts must be brought to justice.”
Dinamo Zagreb also issued a statement, saying, “We strongly condemn the violence that took place in Athens, which is contrary to the values of our club and our community.”
European soccer has been plagued by unruly and polarizing fans. In February of last year, a 19-year-old man was stabbed to death after clashes between Greek soccer team PAOK and Aris fans.
Following the incident, the Greek government increased the sentence of those responsible for the violence from six months to five years in prison, 카지노사이트 but within a year and a half, similar incidents reoccurred.