By Eurohoops team/ firstname.lastname@example.org
Panathinaikos released an announcement regarding the relegation of archrival Olympiacos to the Greek Second Division. The Greek League had previously announced that Olympiacos is to be relegated due to the decision of the club to not participate in the playoffs series against Panathinaikos.
“In waiting for the Sports Court decision regarding the relegation of Olympiacos to the Second Division, Panathinaikos wants to clear out the following, once again and towards every direction:
Panathinaikos and Olympiacos won’t compete together in the upcoming Greek League championship.
Legal and illegal won’t co-exist.
The Laws are Laws and must be consistently kept for everyone.
The principals and morals of our Club aren’t negotiable.
We are certain that we won’t have to revisit this.”
This season’s feud between the two Greek powerhouses began in the Greek Cup semifinal. Olympiacos forfeited the game at halftime in protest of the officiating and later announced that the team won’t play any game vs. Panathinaikos if they aren’t officiated by non-Greek referees. The Reds then forfeited a Greek League regular season game against Panathinaikos and then Game 1 of the quarterfinals vs. their archrivals.