Brawl between Olympiakos and Panathinaikos execs breaks up meeting

Police clashed with fans ahead of the match between Panathinaikos FC and Olympiakos over the weekend.

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ATHENS, Greece — Organizers of Greece’s top-flight league say an executive meeting has been broken up after officials from rivals Olympiakos and Panathinaikos were involved in a brawl.

The officials said Tuesday’s meeting was called off following the incident. Panathinaikos official Vassilis Constantinou, a former national team goalkeeper, walked out of the meeting holding his lower lip, and told reporters he had been punched by an Olympiakos security guard.

Olympiakos made no immediate comment.

The incident followed violence at a weekend game between the two clubs, when Panathinaikos fans hurled flares, rocks and bottles at Olympiakos officials.

Panathinaikos won the match 2-1 to close the gap with leader Olympiakos to three points.