Greek football team PAOK is suspended by ECA


ECAs statement:

ECA strongly condemns the behaviour of PAOK FC President, Ivan Savvidis, who invaded the field of play armed with a gun during the Greek Superleague match between PAOK FC and AEK Athens on Sunday 11th March.

In light of this, and in accordance with the ECA Statutes, the ECA Executive Board unanimously decided to suspend, with immediate effect, PAOK FC as member of the European Club Association.

ECA exists to protect the integrity and regularity of competitions and matches as well as the sporting values and principles on which European football is based.

The suspension remains valid until further notice and shall be reported to the ECA General Assembly in Rome on 27th March 2018.”

Personnel from FIFA and UEFA will arrive in Athens after the events. The Greek Government also announced the suspension of the Super League and of the Greek Cup until further notice.

ECA is the European Club Association that has 230 members from 54 different European football associations.



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