Soc­cer league is sus­pended af­ter ref’s home burnt down

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All na­tional league and cup com­pe­ti­tions have been sus­pended in­def­i­nitely af­ter ar­son­ists tar­geted the home of Greece’s ref­er­ee­ing com­mit­tee (KED) chief, Gior­gos Bikas, the Hel­lenic Foot­ball Fed­er­a­tion (EPO) said yes­ter­day.

The house at Ieris­sos in Halkidiki, north­ern Greece, was torched on Tues­day night, with the fire ser­vice treat­ing the in­ci­dent as ar­son. The blaze spread to neigh­bor­ing houses. “EPO’s Tem­po­rary Ad­min­is­tra­tive Com- mit­tee de­cided at an ex­tra­or­di­nary meet­ing to­day to sus­pend all na­tional soc­cer championships un­til the an­nounce­ment of the out­come of the in­ves­ti­ga­tion into the causes of the fire by the fire ser­vice, when EPO will re-ex­am­ine its po­si­tion.”

The in­ci­dent came less than a week af­ter an­other KED mem­ber, Gior­gos Tsachi­lidis, was threat­ened by two men on his doorstep, lead­ing to the res­ig­na­tion of all three KED mem­bers.

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