Greek football league suspended after latest fan violence

    Panathinaikos fans clash with riot police prior to the Greek Cup final last year against PAOK Saloniki.

    Story highlights

    • Greece professional football league suspended indefinitely
    • New Greek government imposes the punishment
    • Suspension follows trouble at Panathinaikos-Olympiakos game Sunday
    • Third time this season Greek league action has been halted

    (CNN)The new Greek government suspended competition in the top-flight Super League indefinitely after violence at a weekend match between the top two football clubs in the country.

    Sunday's game between bitter Athens city rivals Panathinaikos and away team Olympiakos was marred by a pitch invasion despite a heavy police presence.
      The players and officials of Super League leader Olympiakos were also pelted with various projectiles and flares amid ugly scenes.
      None of its fans attended after a previous league ruling which was put in place with the aim of avoiding confrontation at games.
      Panathinaikos won the so-called "Derby of the Eternal Enemies" 2-1 to cut the gap at the top to just three points, but the focus of attention after the clash was on the continued troubles.
      A Super League board meeting Tuesday to discuss the issue also saw an unsavory confrontation between representatives of the two clubs, with a reported brawl.
      Following these incidents, the ruling Syriza Party has made its decision to impose a suspension, which will be the third team this season that Greek football has been halted.
      "We are at the beginning of the end... everyone must understand that so