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Police: Man who rushed onto field during Barcelona match an Iraqi asylum seeker

Δημοσίευση 26 Νοεμβρίου 2010, 10:03 / Ανανεώθηκε 27 Ιουνίου 2013, 14:55
Police: Man who rushed onto field during Barcelona match an Iraqi asylum seeker
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A 26-year-old Iraqi was identified on Thursday as the man who rushed onto the pitch of a Panathinaikos FC-Barcelona FC football game on Wednesday evening at the Athens Olympic Stadium (OAKA), a match for the Champions League.

A 26-year-old Iraqi was identified on Thursday as the man who rushed onto the pitch of a Panathinaikos FC-Barcelona FC football game on Wednesday evening at the Athens Olympic Stadium (OAKA), a match for the Champions League.

The man was detained by stadium security staff and turned over to police, but not before he was shown making an indecent gesture towards Barcelona and Argentine national team superstar Lionel Messi.

Police said the man retains a temporary residence card and has submitted a request for political asylum.

Panathinaikos was soundly defeated by Barcelona 3-0 before nearly 70,000 fans.