At noon they will be announced by the government representative, Pavlos Marinakisthe government’s decisions on fan violence, as decided in the meeting under the Prime Minister that took place on Saturday, after the police officer was seriously injured in the incidents in Rentis.

Without revealing details of the measures to be announced, the Prime Minister yesterday in the weekly review on Facebook gave the mark while expressing their anger at the bloody episode in Rentis: “I want to assure you that no matter how difficult it is to fight the so-called fandom violence, we will continue the effort and struggle to win this battle. No matter how high those who instigate it or even tolerate it are.”

He continued by saying: “We owe it to the policeman who is fighting for his life, but also to Alkis, to Michalis, and to all the victims of fan violence. We owe it to the young kids who want a healthy sport, we owe it to society. And today, I want to ask you to say a prayer together for this young man who is fighting for his life. After all, the police are our children and they risk their lives every day for the safety of all of us.”

Floridis: We will leave no room for anyone

“The Prime Minister’s post clearly describes the framework that has been set. It is clear, the context is very clear and we will see the details tomorrow,” the Minister of Justice, Giorgos Floridis, told SKAI yesterday.

“It is easy to see that this is not an ordinary treatment or an attempt to treat it in the specific ways” clarified Mr. Floridis.

“What the Prime Minister is determined to do is to continue with a framework for dealing with these phenomena in a relentless way, in a way that is not going to leave room for anyone. A merciless treatment of this phenomenon will be initiated and completed.

The Prime Minister’s reference to those who instigate these phenomena, no matter how high they are, says a lot. We all know very well what is happening. The prime minister’s statement shows that no one will be left behind. No one is going to be put under protection. A country cannot be overrun by groups that consider themselves to be living in a regime of impunity,” added the Minister of Justice.

Also, Mr. Floridis emphasized that “society should not feel unprotected”.

More drastic options for dealing with the phenomenon were considered at Saturday’s emergency closed meeting at Megaros Maximos, including:

  • “Lockout” on organized fans
  • Games without fans
  • Suspension of championships