Fan released after testimony over football violence in Athens

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A Panathinaikos FC (PAO) fan who was detained over the football violence on August 7 in the Nea Philadelphia district of Athens, was released after testifying before a prosecutor on Tuesday.

A total of 105 individuals have been charged for their involvement in the violent clash between rival football club supporters before a AEK Athens and Dinamo Zagreb match in Greece on August 7.

The 43-year-old fan had been arrested this week on a warrant over the football violence.

The man rejected all charges against him, claiming before a prosecutor he was not in Athens at the time when the attack erupted by visiting Dinamo Zagreb fans outside the AEK home stadium.

According to Ekathimerini, the investigator and the prosecutor disagreed on whether the man should be released on conditions, and the decision was referred to a judicial council.

The investigator had requested the man make monthly visits to the police department, reported amna.gr.

Over 100 people have been charged after a violent fan brawl in Athens, Greece.

In testifying, the Panathinaikos fan presented tickets, toll receipts, and card payments to prove he was on holiday between August 2 and 8 on Kefalonia island, Greece. The man’s girlfriend testified in court claiming they were together on the island and not in Athens at the time of the attack.

Over 100 individuals, primarily Croatian nationals, have faced severe charges and pre-trial detention in connection with the clashes leading to the tragic death of Michalis Katsouris, a 29-year-old AEK fan, in Athens, as reported by Greek authorities.

A funeral service was held on August 11 for the 29-year-old AEK fan, Michalis Katsouris, who died from a stab wound during the violent attack.

Investigations continue for the tragic death of Michalis Katsouris, a 29-year-old AEK fan, who was fatally stabbed by unknown persons during the violent football attack in Athens.

Read more: UEFA and Greece crack down on football violence after fan’s death in Athens

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