Sunday, 22 November 2015

Is Essien Safe? - Panathinaikos vs. Olympiakos match postponed in violent scenes ....

Is Panathinaikos Midfielder and Ghana Star Michael Essien Safe?


The Greek league match between Panathinaikos and archrivals Olympiakos was postponed on Saturday after home fans clashed with police before the game and threw flares at Olympiakos players as they walked out onto the pitch.

Clashes between Panathinaikos fans and police started outside the venue about two hours before the game when fans, apparently without tickets, attempted to storm the gates and threw rocks at the police.

Referee Andreas Pappas waited half an hour beyond the scheduled kickoff but eventually decided that the conditions were unsafe.

Collisions between police and fans continued inside the ground until it was evacuated about an hour after the referee decided not to start the match. Journalists were also set upon.