NICOSIA, Cyprus (AP) — A second-division soccer team in Cyprus condemned a “dangerous and cowardly” bombing attack early Friday on the car of the team’s vice president.
Aris Limassol’s board of directors said in a statement that it hopes the attack isn’t connected to the recent upheaval within the sport following allegations of match-fixing and a brief referees’ walkout.
Cypriot police said the predawn detonation of a makeshift explosive device placed beneath the right rear tire of 53 year-old Yiannakis Panayi’s car caused extensive damage to the vehicle and shattered his home’s windows.
Aris currently leads the second division with nine wins, one draw and three losses.
The attack came a week after another bombing of a referee’s car prompted the country’s