SPORTS

Referee strike in protest of attack on Tzilos postpones weekend's action

GEORGE GEORGAKOPOULOS

TAGS: Soccer

The Superleague Thursday announced the postponement of this weekend’s soccer championship games due to a strike called by the country’s top-flight referees.

The Hellenic Football Federation has informed the league of the referees’ decision to abstain from the games of the top division until January 4, 2019, to protest against the attack their colleague, Thanasis Tzilos, suffered on Wednesday in Larissa. Therefore, unless another solution is found, there will be no more league action before January 5.

The Superleague announced that the dates for the postponed game will be confirmed later.

Tzilos, a civil engineer, was attacked on his way to work. He sustained injuries to his head and knees and spent 24 hours in a Larissa hospital, from which he was released yesterday. A video showing the attack was published on Greek websites.

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