Prosecutor questions soccer officials over attack on referee

The head of the Hellenic Football Federation (EPO), Giorgos Sarris, and Olympiakos chairman Vangelis Marinakis both gave depositions on Wednesday as part of an investigation into an attack on a soccer referee last week.

Sarris and Marinakis were called by sports prosecutor Constantinos Simitzoglou after reports that the Olympiakos chief alleged AEK chairman Dimitris Melissanidis had attempted to influence the victim, Christoforos Zografos, before the attack.

Zografos, who is still in hospital after being struck repeatedly by his assailants, is also the vice president of EPO’s central refereeing committee. Marinakis and Sarris did not answer any journalists’ questions after giving their depositions. Simitzoglu has postponed calling Melissanidis so he can study the information he has gathered so far.

The AEK supremo is due to give a news conference at noon today to discuss «the latest developments in soccer.”

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