AEK fan club torched 2 days after cup final riots

Greek police say suspected football hooligans have set fire to

the office of an AEK fan club in Athens, two days after the team’s

Greek Cup final victory over Atromitos ended in riots.

A police statement says one AEK fan and two policemen sustained

minor injuries in Monday’s attack, which damaged the club’s office

and two cars outside. No arrests were reported.

AEK won its first Greek Cup since 2002 on Saturday, but the

match ended in chaos when AEK fans invaded the pitch, fought with

Atromitos players and abused their supporters.

Atromitos coach Giorgos Donis claimed that some aimed flare guns

at supporters in the VIP stands.

The government has renewed older threats to cut state funding

for the sport unless the Greek football federation toughens its

disciplinary rules.