The Greek government has shut down everyone sports team fan club until July 31st as part of his measures to end fan violence, Greek Deputy Sports Minister Lefteris Avgenakis confirmed on Monday.
The policies come three weeks after the fatal stabbing of a 19-year-old fan in the North city of Thessaloniki in a attack by alleged thugs who also left Two of his friends hurt.
At least 12 people were arrested over the attack and wait for the process.
Avgenakis said strict conditions will apply for license and operation of the club and that each team can only have one recognized club instead of the dozens operating today.
“The membership Sign in of i will be club digital and it will be updated every summer, while the club the license will be revoked if at least two members are prosecuted for crimes related to fan violence, “Avgenakis said.
“The suspension of i will be club in force until they receive a new license based on new rules and regulations. A reasonable transition period is ensured until the license is issued of the club are allowed again”Avgenakis said.
Another measure announced was the sentence for crimes of the violence of the fans from which to increase six months to five years.
“Hooliganism is a global scourge, a sad pandemic that has killed dozens of people of people. We must join all our forces, government political parties, teams. No one has the right to lose the invitation against violence “, civil protection minister Takis Theodorikakos said.
He said in the past two weeks 67 sports were the fans club shut down across the country, with 17 arrests made for possession of deadly Weapons.
justice minister Kostas Tsiaras said the government’s legislative initiative aims to “close all windows within the current legislation framework. “