The Ministry of Culture and Sport announced that the upcoming football, basketball and handball matches have been suspended, in response to the death of Ethnikos FC fan Kostas Katsoulis.

The 47-year-old football fan succumbed to the serious injuries he sustained during violent clashes between fans of Ethnikos and Irodotos that broke out during the game in Crete.

Minister Yannis Andrianos explained in his statement that the games were being canceled «as a small token of respect» to the memory of Katsoulis and that new dates for the suspended matches will be announced at a later date.