Crowd violence erupted this weekend at a match between rivals Olympiakos and Panathinaikos. That day of fan disobedience was followed up by a brawl between Olympiakos and Panathinaikos executives during a meeting of Greek Super League officials. Vassilis Constantinou, a former national team goalkeeper and now Panathinaikos executive, told reporters that an Olympiakos security guard had punched him in the lip during the meeting. Enough is enough, it seems.
The Greek government has suspended the top three divisions of Greek soccer indefinitely. Even though “indefinitely” probably doesn’t mean indefinitely, it’s hard to predict how long this suspension will last given that there aren’t many things that fall into the “predictable” category in Greece these days.