The government will not tolerate organized crime in football and may block Greek football clubs from European championships if it doesn’t succeed in ending the violence, Deputy Minister for Sports Giorgos Vassiliadis said on Thursday, following a meeting chaired by Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras.
The meeting comes after a suspected arson attack on a referee’s home, which prompted the indefinite suspension of all league games.
Vassiliadis said the government will seek the help of the anti-terrorism police to investigate the crime and any other similar incidents involving football noting it will not accept the ?deep state being more powerful than the organized state and society?.
?If we don’t achieve this with these actions, then it sound be made clear that the government has the will and the way to impose the exit of the Greek clubs from the European championships until we succeed,? he said.