Greek clubs condemn ‘cowardly’ attack on referee Tzilos

Various Greek football clubs, have an attack on referee Thanassis Tzilos strongly condemned. The arbitrator, who recently also in international duels can whistle was Wednesday morning assaulted on his way to work.

According to Greek media was engineer Tzilos, near his home in Larissa attacked by four men, that their face is covered. The referee is in the hospital with injuries to his head and legs.

Dimitris Bouchlariotis, the chairman of the local football association in Larissa, told local radio station Sport FM that the abuse is “100 percent sure” has to do with the work of Tzilos as a referee.

The Greek was a week and a half ago, as the arbitrator for the match Xanthi-Olympiakos Piraeus (1-1). The visitors were angry at the Tzilos, in part because they felt that a penalty deserved. “Who has Tzilos the last 48 hours?”, asked a spokesman for Olympiakos after the match.

‘Harmful for Greek football’

It is certainly not the first time this decade that a referee is attacked in Greece. AEK Athens, the current number four of the Greek Super League, in a statement on its website that quick action must be taken after the “cowardly attack” on Tzilos.

“This is extremely harmful for the Greek football,” writes the AEK. “At one point, we all need to understand that the Greek arbitration will not function properly by this kind of terrorism. The authorities need to people that this behavior encourage hard to tackle.”

Leader PAOK Saloniki calls on the authorities in a statement on to action. “They have to finally seriously are the perpetrators of this kind of attack, to find and condemn it, because now it seems the underworld is stronger than the law.”

Atromitos, the number three in Greece, writes that “this kind of attack has no place in the Greek football and is cut off should be”. “All democratic forces must work together to these incidents. And the perpetrators must be found as soon as possible.”

Greek referee beaten up on his way to work

AvatarAuteurekathimeriniMoment of plaatsen09:41 – 19 december 2018

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