Olympiacos: We won’t play any game vs. Panathinaikos unless officiated by foreign referees

2019-02-14T17:01:52+00:00 2019-02-14T19:15:59+00:00.

Antonis Stroggylakis

14/Feb/19 17:01


Dimitris Giannakopoulos is also “banned” from Olympiacos’ arena.

By Eurohoops team/ info@eurohoops.net

Olympiacos Piraeus released an announcement stating that the team doesn’t intend to play any Greek League or Greek Cup game against Panathinaikos if the match isn’t officiated by non-Greek referees.

The announcement also mentions that Panathinaikos owner Dimitris Giannakopoulos is prohibited from entering Olympiacos‘ home arena.

Per Olympiacos:

– We state that: From now on the team won’t participate in any game of domestic competitions against Panathinaikos without the presence of foreign referees, exclusively.

– We state that: From now on the team won’t compete in any game of domestic competitions against any opponent if the game is officiated by referees Anastopoulos, Manos and Panagiotou [The Greek Cup semifinal referees).

– We ask for the authorities in charge to thoroughly investigate the reasons for the collapse of the betting yield of a possible Panathinaikos win in last night’s game. The collapse reportedly happened exactly after the announcement of the referees that the Referring Committee appointed to officiate the game.

– From now on, Dimitris Giannaokopoulos’ entrance in “Peace and Friendship” arena won’t be allowed, if the latter attempts to enter the arena in any capacity.

Not long after, Panathinaikos reacted with the following press release.

We would like to inform the management of Olympiacos BC that the Greek state is NOT Olympiacos. There is a state, there are laws, and we are sure they will find them in front of them.