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Greek game abandoned after coach reportedly hit in face by toilet roll

Former Watford manager Oscar Garcia was taken to hospital for treatment.

The Greek Superleague game between leaders PAOK Salonika and Olympiacos was abandoned on Sunday before a ball was kicked after Olympiacos coach Oscar Garcia was hit by an object thrown from the crowd.

The former Watford boss was struck in the face, reportedly by a toilet roll, and the teams left the field as he received medical attention before being taken to hospital.

Olympiacos wrote on their website: “The coach of our team was hit by an object that was thrown out of PAOK’s fans and our team left for the locker room.

“Mr Garcia left Toumba for a hospital in Thessaloniki so that he could take the necessary examinations.”

PAOK lead the standings by two points from AEK Athens, with Olympiacos a further four points back in third.

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