Thursday afternoon, a nice day for football. You decide to watch the Greek Cup. Chania-PAOK and Panachaiki-Panathinaikos. One of the best Football League teams against one of the best Superleague teams.
The "big" clubs in danger of a shock defeat and the "small" ones chasing the dream of being featured on the media for one night... The giants had a lot to lose, while the little ones had nothing to lose.
But the kamikazes do not understand a thing. They would ruin anything. Therefore, we will not talk about Klonaridis or Sabo, although they both scored twice. In another place, they would be the stars of the day. But the ones that truly love football, are obliged to note the reality. If Klonaridis and Sabo were playing against an opponent of their level, today they would be just "survivors" and not "stars".
Because their team simply wouldn't have won. Chania took the lead during first half at their one and only attempt. These things could happen. What happened afterwards? Something that only SDNA showed you exactly: two PAOK attempts that were mistakenly stopped as offsides. And while the match was still close, the assistant referee was suffering from ankylosis, handing Chania the last chance to remain in the match. After 1-3, there were no possibilities for a shock defeat and the refereeing improved, so everything returned to normal.
In Patra, Panachaiki was determined to make history, had three opportunities in the first three minutes, but then Klonaridis led Panathinaikos to victory. Nothing can describe better than the video what happened until 0-3. That is why only SDNA showed you everything in one video. Not the goals, but what Selimos did, "highlighted" by the "lethal" tackle of a Panachaiki defender that injured Berg. Even if honest Chatzis raised his hand to apologize, believing that he will be punished with a foul and a yellow card.
At the end of the first half, Panathinaikos secured victory with Klonaridis (0-2) but the numbers show the truth. Fouls: 3-15. In a Panachaiki-Panathinaikos match.
There were very few chances for a surprise score, so it is weird that an offside goal was counted in the 91st minute. No harm...
But picture this: how many Panathinaikos fans would humiliate their team with comments, if the Greens hadn't taken victory in Patra? How many PAOK fans would be furious because "they had to try hard to defeat Chania"? How many of them would remember what the assistant referee did?
In Greek football you are obliged to create 10 "clean" opportunities in every match. You have no right to have a bad day in the office. That is what EPO and KED say. You must create a team that could also beat the kamikazes.
They are people who not only are not ashamed, but sleep calm at nights. Making fun of the corruption investigators, while the whole country spits at them.
This article is not about them. And of course not about the government that is asleep, talking only about violence in football and not about the reason that causes violence. This article is about the people that express their hate towards the players of their own team, the players that they love. They demand victory over not only each opponent, but also over the most organized criminal organization that has ever appeared in Greek sports.
So, they are not ashamed. But you guys, that love the teams you support, aren't you ashamed of cursing towards the people that are fighting against the system and that are being constantly robbed? Just think about it...