PAOK fans storm TV studio
Greek football is being overshadowed by a scandal of a whole new dimension. Fans of PAOK Saloniki capture a TV studio in front of a running camera.
A good 40 fans of the Greek cup winner PAOK Saloniki have stormed the TV studio of the state-run channel ERT 3 after a severe penalty against their club. The moderator was forced to read a letter of protest for five minutes. Among other things, it stated that the decision was “the biggest sports scandal in history”.
The Greek Super League had previously deducted three points from PAOK and fined them 30,000 euros, with two home games to be played in camera. The reason for this is that coach Oscar Garcia of Olympiakos Piraeus was struck head-on by an object thrown out of the audience at the end of February.
The meeting was cancelled and 3-0 for Olympiakos. That’s why the fans gave vent to their resentment. They left the TV studio peacefully, no one was arrested. The broadcaster criticized the “undemocratic act, which in no way corresponds to the spirit of sport”.
On Sunday, the runners-up PAOK (49 points) will face front runner AEK Athens (54). Fans are not allowed into the stadium during the important match. There will be a protest march.