Cyprus Mail

Arrest after footballer attacks opposition player

Limassol police on Thursday said they have arrested a 25-year-old footballer on suspicion of assaulting a player of the opposing team, resulting in his hospitalisation, earlier this week.

According to police, the violent incident took place during a football match at the Ermis Polemidia stadium in Limassol between football teams of Ayios Ioannis and Oras youth centres at around 7.30pm on Monday.

At some point, the 25-year-old attacked and punched in the face a 20-year-old football player of the opposing team.

The younger man was transferred to Limassol general hospital, where he was diagnosed with a fracture of the cheekbone and bones of the upper jaw.

An arrest warrant was issued against the 25-year-old, who was arrested on Wednesday afternoon.

Meanwhile, two men, aged 18 and 25, were arrested during the Ael-Apollon football match in Tsirio stadium at around 7.30pm on Wednesday, after they were found with fire torches.

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