Police on Thursday arrested two persons on suspicion of assault and battery at a football game in the minor leagues.
The two, aged 41 and 31, are accused of attacking and striking the referee of Wednesday’s match in Limassol between Orfeas Nicosia and Posidonas Yiolou.
The referee filed a complaint to police that following the final whistle he was assaulted by two members of Orfeas, the team that lost the match.
The referee said he fell to the ground, at which point others joined in punching and kicking him.
He was able to identify only two of his assailants.
The assistant referee was also attacked.
The two men had to be treated at Limassol general hospital for bruises.