That has been a long disputed issue, whether referees communication during matches should be taped and filed. According to the "Live Sport" newspaper, rumor has it that there is a recorded conversation, regarding a blatantly bad referee decision, in which the assistant referee prompts the referee to award a penalty and a red card: "It is a penalty and a sending off; give it or you'll be vulnerable to rebuke".
Nevertheless, the referee didn't concur, he turned down the appeal and the next day CHEAT was written all over some front pages. If that audio document really exists and is possessed by the corruption investigating judge Giorgos Andreadis, that very referee has got to find a good excuse. Even more as he has been summonsed and will pay the prosecutor a visit, after the Easter holidays, in order to receive the bill of indictment, regarding alleged involvement in football's "crime syndicate".