Seven police officers, including the head of the sub-directorate for violence in sports grounds, have been removed from their posts following the deadly clashes between rival soccer fans in Athens. The officers are being transferred to lesser posts, and further investigations are being conducted into the incident and the response of the authorities. Newsroom reported
The other six officers, who were stationed in Traffic Police departments along the route taken by a motorcade of 100-120 Dinamo Zagreb hooligans to Athens, where they clashed with supporters of the local club AEK, will be reassigned to lower-ranking positions. A 29-year-old man was fatally stabbed during the brawl.
“This incident will not only result in the removal and reassignment of these officers, as further investigations are underway into the incident itself and the response of the authorities,” stated Oikonomou.