Panathinaikos declined the referees’ accusations that Dimitris Giannakopoulos verbally assaulted them at halftime.
As the club stated, the “Greens” owner said nothing to the referees regarding betting and it was a matter of misinterpretation and mistranslation.
Per Panathinaikos, Giannakopoulos told the referees: “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 Bertomeu (EuroLeague CEO) and Stokes (EuroLeague Director of officiating). I know they kicked out Livieratos (former Olympiacos GM) and I know who is the new guy doing this job.”