Greek club Panathinaikos docked 3 points for fan violence

Greek club Panathinaikos has lost its appeal against a three-point deduction for fan violence at a match against Olympiakos.

The violence at the Feb. 22 game prompted a one-week suspension of the 18-team league, followed by a government decision to ban fans at all stadiums until security standards are improved.

Thursday’s decision by the Greek Football Association leaves Panathinaikos with 58 points, three behind leader Olympiakos, which has played fewer games.

Panathinaikos was also fined 100,000 euros ($108,000) and ordered to play two additional home games without fans. [AP]

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