Football chairman's actions threaten to blow coalition off course again

PoliticsGreek Politics Tags: Independent Greeks, Kammenos, New Democracy, SYRIZA, Tsipras
Photo by Giannis Papanikos/Fosphotos
Photo by Giannis Papanikos/Fosphotos

The government was forced to put to one side on Monday the tension with Turkey and clashes with New Democracy as it was forced to act on the latest crisis with potentially serious political implications, which emanated from a rather unlikely source: Greek football.

The local game has long been marred by corruption, crooked club owners, match-fixing and violence but the actions of PAOK president Ivan Savvidis to enter the field of play on Sunday night while apparently armed to protest a refereeing decision has put ...

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