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Greek club Panathinaikos docked 3 points for fan violence

March 19, 2015

ATHENS, Greece (AP) — Panathinaikos has lost its appeal against a three-point deduction for fan violence at a Greek league match against Olympiakos.

The violence at the Feb. 22 game prompted a one-week suspension of the 18-team league, followed by a government decision to ban fans at all stadiums until security standards are improved.

Thursday’s decision by the Greek Football Association leaves Panathinaikos with 58 points, six behind leader Olympiakos, which has a game in hand.

Panathinaikos was also fined 100,000 euros ($108,000), and ordered to play two additional home games without fans.

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