Atromitos have been accused of not fielding a strong line-up in the game against Olympiacos when Sa Pinto was in charge. Panathinaikos general manager Takis Fissas went to the special examiner and showed him the sms that Ricardo Santos- who had talked to Sa Pinto earlier- had sent (to Fissas). The sms was about what Atromitos manager confined to Santos.
The Portuguese gave an exclusive interview to sdna.gr and confirmed what Fissas testified: “It's true that I texted him and I told him about what Sa Pinto and I discussed after he left Atromitos. Mr. Fissas has already testified to the special interrogator, so this is an open case and I can't say much more. But I know that he showed to the interrogator the sms that I sent him”, were his words.