ND under attack from all sides over handling of football wrangle

PoliticsGreek Politics Tags: Justice, Media, Mitsotakis, New Democracy, Parliament, SYRIZA
Photo by Giannis Papanikos/Fosphotos
Photo by Giannis Papanikos/Fosphotos

The government is trying to avoid tying itself up in knots after coming under attack from all sides on Wednesday, when it passed an amendment that ensures two football clubs from northern Greece will not be relegated despite an independent commission recommending that they be expelled from the Super League.

The amendment was hastily drafted by the government after the Professional Sports Commission found that there are ownership links between last season’s champions, PAOK, and a smaller club, Xanthi. It issued a non-binding opinion, which would have to be ...

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