By Antonis Stroggylakis/ email@example.com
Panathinaikos reacted to the accusations that were written in the Crew Chief’s report of the match between Panathinaikos and Olympiacos, mentioning that what club owner Dimitris Giannakopoulos said, was that Olympiacos “promised two of the referees €20.000 euros each.”
According to Panathinaikos, nothing regarding a bet was said to the referees. It was wrong interpretation and translation.
Per the Greens, what Giannakopoulos told the referees was the following:
“I know that Olympiacos has promised 20 thousand to the Italian (referee) and 20 to the Polish (referee). Only the Spanish (referee) is clear. I will transfer everything to [Jordi] Bertomeu (EuroLeague CEO) and [Richard] Stokes (EuroLeague Director of refereeing) . I know they kicked out [Takis] Livieratos (former Olympiacos GM) and I know who is the new guy doing this job.”
The match sheet of the EuroLeague derby between Panathinaikos and Olympiacos mentioned that Giannakopoulos accused two of the game referees (Polish Jakub Zamojski and Italian Carmelo Paternico) of betting €20.000.