“First of all, I have done nothing wrong", he said about the case of corruption in Greek football. "I have no involvement whatsoever in anything that is illegal and I declare this without any second thoughts”.
Marinakis also claims that “when your opponent is an owner of media, of a TV channel, of newspapers, of radio stations, of websites, he has a valid interest to promote the worst possible publicity for the owner of Olympiacos and Olympiacos itself”.
In February he was acquitted for the second time of a charge of entering the referee’s rooms at a Greek Cup final in 2012 and allegedly complaining about decisions. “I was acquitted two times, but of course you don’t see it in the papers. You see it in the small print”.
Marinakis does not have regrets about anything he has done for the club... “The first thing I did when I took over Olympiacos was to invest — €60m. This is a fact. All this money went into Olympiacos’s balance sheet. And I can tell you that I have no regrets for anything I have done in Olympiacos and I will continue with the same faith and strength. I have done nothing wrong, I have done nothing illegal and I have done nothing to be ashamed of".