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Man, burned in football violence, released from hospital

Ëåìåóüò – Ðáíçãõñéóìïß ïðáäþí Áðüëëùíá
Apollon football club in Limassol late on Sunday

Evripides Frangou, 20, has been discharged from the hospital where he was treated with burns to 45 per cent of his body following violent incidents involving football fans over two weeks ago, media reported on Monday.

With visible burns marks, but in relatively good health condition, Frangou left the hospital and returned to his house in Larnaca as investigations continue into the violent incidents that took place before the Anorthosis-Apollon football match at the Antonis Papadopoulos stadium on April 30.

Fans of the two teams had started small fires with fireworks in a field opposite the stadium ahead of the match, which were put out by police and the fire service.

Police have already filed court cases against four men for the incidents, while more are wanted.

Frangou, 20, was allegedly injured by a molotov cocktail explosion when he was trying to put out a fire he noticed as he was passing the stadium while walking his dog.

He suffered burns on his face, ear, hands, feet and back.

A doctor from the department of plastic and reconstructive surgery at the Sheba medical centre at Tel HaShomer arrived on the island from Israel and treated Frangou earlier this month.

Frangou has yet to testify to the police.

The details and photos of the wanted people are published on police’s official website.

Meanwhile, authorities were investigating after fire started in two cars parked near Apollon football club in Limassol late on Sunday. Apollon won its fifth championship title after defeating Aris Limassol on Sunday.

 

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