Greek Referees on Strike Following Brutal Attack

Greek referees announced on Thursday that they will refuse to officiate at the Super League games scheduled for this coming weekend after the attack against one of their colleagues.

Thanassis Tzilos was brutally beaten by four hooded men outside his home in Larisa on Wednesday.

The referee is recovering at a local hospital after suffering injuries to his face and legs.

In an announcement on Thursday, the referees expressed their abhorrence and frustration over the repetitive attacks against people belonging to their profession.

“As a basic expression of support to our colleague, we will abstain from the games until further notice. We extend our wishes to our colleague to get well soon, and stand by his side and against all those that are attempting to terrify us,” the referees stated.