I will write it in simple words: OTE TV fired Alexis Spyropoulos, one of the best sports journalists, if not the best, because they think that his presence bothers Olympiacos. Which is probably a main factor as far as the relationship of the channel with their partners, their employees and mostly their journalists is concerned!
The last article of Spyropoulos on SDNA, titled "Basically, Schidenfeld described the truth", was the most recent excuse for his firing, as Olympiacos disagreed and was bothered with the opinion expressed by the top journalist.
The feelings were obviously expressed to the management of the channel, judging by the provocative decision. Freedom of speech is revoked and the decision discredits the channel that surrenders to whatever the clubs and their people demand.
The problem began a while ago. You probably remember what happened during last season, when Spyropoulos commented on the referee's decisions that favored Olympiacos in the cup match against Fostiras: Olympiacos players refused to speak to OTE TV after the game.
The most shocking thing doesn't have to do with Olympiacos tactics. We are aware of that. Vaggelis Marinakis and his people have the relationship with press and freedom of speech that dictatorial regimes have.
The shocking thing is the attitude of OTE TV. They fired one of their top weapons just to be calm. However, it is not the first time something like this happens. But we are talking about decisions that push sports journalism towards tactics of North Korea.
Don't speak, don't disagree, don't criticize, just obey. Otherwise you get fired, you get chased. And there are even worse cases...
According to Edmund Burke "the only thing necessary for the triumph of evil is for good men to to do nothing". In Greece you need something more. Some cowards of TV, that prefer to obey and knee before the powerful boss, than to be independent and professional.
Therefore, congratulations to OTE TV, that managed with just one move to become everything that is the reason why people have turned their back to Greek football...