Enough is enough. The situation has moved out of control and the corruption has grown deeply. However, this is not a new phenomenon. We would lie by saying that. This situation drags on for years and we have reached the point fans to ask for the postponement of under-10 football games, just because Olympiakos participate in!
Then you ask yourself if this situation can go even further and spontaneously you try to change thoughts in order not to see a nightmare.
PAOK fans didn't let small kids to play football just because they were wearing shirts that they hate. But why do they hate them? Just because these shirts make their life miserable.
Olympiakos are not just a football club. They are a social phenomenon of the last two decades. They win titles as PASOK party used to win elections. Olympiakos have millions of fans with whom do not share the profits with as PASOK did. Olympiakos just give them joy. And they are many who have understood what is going on, but there are even more who are so fanatic as they believe that all these critics over the referees' help to Olympiakos are a product of their opponents' envy.
But is that true?
The answer has been given by the history. Greek football lives in an environment of junta. Comments made from specific media have been even banned. So the refereeing of Ioannidis at Veroia-Olympiakos game, the toughest Olympiakos fixture before the big match against PAOK, had its own meaning.
His refereeing from very early on was scandalous. The game was over after the early sending-off of Balafas. Everything that followed, from Omar's penalty decision up to Battion's red card, are not worth a mention. The game had already been decided after the first red card when there is such a big difference between those two clubs. Today was Ioannidis, yesterday was Spathas, the other day was Mitsios. The names just change.
But the fans can't stand it anymore. They reached the point to prevent 8-year-old kids from playing football. Do you understand that? What more do you have to see? It's not an exaggeration to say that the worse is ahead. It's stubbornness, naivity and participation in the criminal conspiracy that rules Greek football if you spot such incidents and you keep your mouth closed. Otherwise you don't have the right to keep moaning and criticising when the very least happens.
If they prefer to break the nerves of the fans week in week out and you instead of observing the moon you insist observing the finger, then you have to face charges too in the trial of the 16 people who are accused of the criminal conspiracy in Greek football.
The situation has reached the point of now or never. When people saw PAOK owner Ivan Savvidis holding talks with AEK and PAO owners Dimitris Melisanidis and Yiannis Alafouzos respectively, many faced the news smiling. Not only the past but the future as well show that we have reached the point of no return.
Only if decisions are taken collectively, along with the few 'independent' clubs that still exist, a solution can be found. At least before the justice speaks. Because the investigation has already begun and the developments will be imminent and shocking. But what till then?
Only if the clubs decide to push collectively both the OPAP (the Greek bookmaker) and the NOVA tv channel (companies which support this disgusting Super League financially) in a harmful way, only then the situation can be cleared up. And their common decision must be this one. Call off the Greek Super League before it's too late. Postponement of the league until it's free of corruption. Is it something that is going to happen within the next few months or during the next season? This is not that important. The situation has already crossed the line and as long as those who can react staying inactive instead, those in power will keep making wrongdoings taking advantage of the others' tolerance.
The question to be asked is not who will win the title. The winner was known even before the Super League gets underway. We know the winner even if PAOK win Olympiakos on Sunday. The problem is that they test the patience of those few who still watch this comedy. So, take actions before it's too little too late...