News World Chelsea fans injured in Greece ahead of PAOK clash

Chelsea fans injured in Greece ahead of PAOK clash

Greek authorities say two Chelsea fans were injured in an attack by suspected local fans ahead of a Europa League match at PAOK.

Police say the two Englishmen were beaten by three assailants in central Thessaloniki shortly before dawn Thursday.

An ambulance crew provided first aid but the men declined to be taken to hospital.

The three assailants escaped and police said the Chelsea fans did not wish to press charges.

Chelsea had advised fans not to attend the game following advice from Greek police.

A club statement said: “We are grateful to the Greek authorities for making us aware of their stipulations well in advance of the game but we strongly advise that this match will not be appropriate for all of our supporters to attend.”

Supporters were also told not to travel to the match alone and instead use coaches from the city centre to and from Toumba Stadium.

Fans were also advised not to wear Chelsea colours at the airport, outside of the stadium or around the city of Thessaloniki.

The club asked supporters to “carefully consider” the advice before purchasing tickets to the match, which was made exempt from the UEFA away ticket scheme.

Subscribers are usually required to buy tickets to all away fixtures in order to remain part of the scheme.

Top Stories

Attica in ‘orange alert’ state – new emergency covid measures announced

Deputy Civil Protection and Crises Management Minister Nikos Hardalias has announced emergency measures aiming to contain the spread of the coronavirus in Attica. A daily...

Kiti Bishop Nektarios test positive to the coronavirus

Kiti Bishop Nektarios (pictured) has, according to information, tested positive for the coronavirus. It is reminded that the Bishop after coming into contact with one...

Seven new coronavirus cases detected out of 3,039 tests

The Ministry of Health has announced that 7 new cases of the SARS-CoV-II virus were detected in Cyprus over the past 24 hours out...

There will be covid cases at schools but an outbreak must be avoided, Dr. Pana says

There will be positive COVID-19 cases at schools, but we must aim at avoiding an outbreak through contamination points, said Zoe-Dorothea Pana, a Lecturer...

Mitsotakis and Tsiodras sound alarm over rise in coronavirus cases, especially in Attica

Prime Minister Kyriakos Mitsotakis and the health ministry's representative for the novel coronavirus pandemic, epidemiology expert Dr. Sotiris Tsiodras, sounded the alarm over the...


Chicken with okra and bulgur wheat

Heat the oil in a pan and sauté the okra until golden. Remove the okra, lay out in an oven tray and sprinkle with...

Swordfish with aubergines

To toast the sesame seeds: place sesame seeds in a small non-stick frying pan over low heat and stir until you begin to smell...


Just a little before serving, heat the broth and add the ravioli. (If the ravioli is frozen you don’t have to defrost). Heat them...

Seafood kebab with avocado salad

Place the mussels, shrimps and salmon in a bowl together with tarragon and lemon zest. Season and cover, keeping in the fridge for 15...