Coalition struggles to contend with fallout from football crisis

PoliticsGreek Politics Tags: Independent Greeks, Mitsotakis, SYRIZA
Photo by Giannis Papanikos/Fosphotos
Photo by Giannis Papanikos/Fosphotos

The government is finding it difficult to put the incident involving PAOK chairman Ivan Savvidis behind it even though the Greek-Russian businessman and his family have reportedly returned to Russia.

The coalition has come under intense pressure from the opposition and parts of the media regarding its ties to Savvidis, who made headlines around the world when he stormed onto the pitch at PAOK’s Toumba Stadium on Sunday with a gun strapped to his wai...

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