By Nikos Varlas/ firstname.lastname@example.org
Kostas Papanikolaou addressed the rumor that he pressed the alarm button of “Salle Pierre De Coubertin” arena following his ejection during prep game between Greece and France Sunday (9/9).
“I didn’t press it (the fire alarm button), I didn’t even know where it was since I played in this arena for the first time. I couldn’t have known. I didn’t become a terrorist yet,” Papanikolaou joked during the presentation of the sponsorship partnership between Olympiacos and bWIN.
Three minutes into the second half, Papanikolaou protested the referees’ decision to call his teammate Dinos Mitoglou with an offensive foul rather furiously and was subsequently ejected from the game. As the forward of Olympiacos was heading to the locker room, the alarm sounded causing an interruption of the game for some minutes.
“It was a bad moment. I apologized because it wasn’t right and I created a problem. I want to forget it but I apologized from all the team and Greek people,” Papanikolaou commented on his ejection.