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Ex-Liverpool star Cisse set to quit Greek football

Panathinaikos striker Djibril Cisse says he will walk out on the Greek Super League club in the summer after he was attacked on the weekend.

The former Liverpool and Sunderland man was the target of violence from Olympiakos fans after the two clubs clashed on Sunday.

About a dozen fans who ran on to the pitch went after Cisse and three other players and the Frenchman has made it clear he will not tolerate any of this behavior.

"I was their target. Some of them hit me and I retaliated to defend myself," he said.

"It's a disgrace. I'm not going to let things lie. This week, I will make a complaint to UEFA and I can tell you I won't drop it.

"This summer I'm leaving, that's for sure. It's impossible for me here. Even though the Pana fans are fantastic, even though the club is great, I don't want to play in this league anymore."

He added: "This season the atmosphere in the stands has got worse.

"Twice already, I have been the victim of monkey chants, of racist insults. It was the same thing again on Saturday night.

"They managed to get inflatable bananas into the stadium that they were shaking around every time I touched the ball."

Andrew Slevison
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