Football referees in Cyprus go on strike after latest car bomb attack | European club football

Referees in Cyprus have gone on indefinite strike after an apparent arson attack on a car belonging to an official’s mother, the latest incident in a campaign of terror that has run for nearly a decade.

The Cyprus Football Association has suspended top-flight games in the country and declared “unquestionable” support for officials, who are demanding improved security measures for themselves and their families.

Reports in Cyprus said a vehicle belonging to the mother of the referee Menelaos Antoniou had burst into flame early on Monday morning, with police confirming they were…


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