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Home ban for PAOK

Published: Friday 1 November 2002, 15.09CET
FC PAOK Thessaloniki have been banned from playing matches at home for five games after crowd trouble.

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Published: Friday 1 November 2002, 15.09CET

Home ban for PAOK

FC PAOK Thessaloniki have been banned from playing matches at home for five games after crowd trouble.

FC PAOK Thessaloniki will have to play their next five domestic home matches behind closed doors after crowd disturbances during last week's match with Olympiakos Pireaus FC.

Match suspended
The Hellenic League's disciplinary committee has also ruled that PAOK must pay a fine of €30,000 after the trouble led to the game being suspended for 25 minutes. An assistant referee was injured by an object thrown from a section of the crowd containing PAOK supporters after a penalty was awarded to Olympiakos.

Abusive language
The referee delegate was also injured in the disturbances that followed the spot-kick award, which came as the score was goalless. Olympiakos have also received a fine, for €10.000, for the abusive language used by their fans in the same game. The match, which took place on Saturday 26 October, finished 1-1.

Last updated: 01/11/02 20.20CET

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