Security upped for tense volleyball match

Security will be stepped up for a men’s volleyball match between Olympiakos and Panathinaikos on Saturday – the first meeting between the two teams after a fan was killed when supporters from the rival sides fought last month before a women’s volleyball match. Representatives of the two teams, the volleyball federation and the police held a meeting yesterday to discuss the measures, which will include the operation of a CCTV system at the indoor arena in Rendi, southern Athens, where Olympiakos plays its home matches. It was also agreed that a minute’s silence will be held before the game in memory of Michalis Filopoulos, the 22-year-old Panathinaikos fan beaten and stabbed to death during the mass brawl between hooligans. A 34-year-old security guard yesterday denied being involved in the club supporter’s death.

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