Man detained in Athens after allegedly swearing at former minister Pangalos

A man was detained and then released on Sunday after an alleged verbal assault on former minister Theodoros Pangalos.

The retired PASOK politician was allegedly sworn at while visiting Vouliagmeni Lake in southern Athens.

Reports suggested that the unnamed man called Pangalos an “ass”. The minister called the police, who detained the man.

Pangalos riled public opinion at the start of the crisis in 2010, when he suggested that all Greeks shared equal responsibility for the country’s plight by using the phrase “we ate the money together.”