The Greek minister of culture and sports has announced that all Greek Super League and other championship matches will be postponed in honor of Kostas Katsoulis, a fan who was killed by hooligans during a recent match between Ethnikos and Irodotos FC.
“As a small token of respect to the memory of Kostas Katsoulis, who passed away today due to football fan violence, all official matches will be postponed, in accordance with the decision of the Greek Minister of Culture and Sports, Yiannis Andrianos,” read the official announcement
The 46-year-old man was struck on the head by a group of fans during the game. After suffering a brain hemorrhage, he was transferred to Venizelos Hospital in Athens, Greece, were he eventually passed away.
Three men, aged 24, 27 and 32, have been taken into custody. A 22-year old man remains under restrictive terms.
The three men will be prosecuted for attempted murder and grievous bodily harm in a sports facility. The 24-year old, in whose possession authorities found a pair of brass knuckles, will also be prosecuted for illegal possession of a weapon.