Olympiacos released an announcement and addressed the situation regarding the incidents that took place in the Greek Cup semi-final against Panathinaikos (13/02).
The “Reds” said they will not play any game against Panathinaikos unless it is officiated by foreign referees. At the same time, the owner of the “Greens”, Dimitris Giannakopoulos, will not be allowed to enter Olympiacos’ home court.
Here is the official announcement of 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.”