The president of Hellenic Football Federation Giorgos Girtzikis stated that an official of AEK did not allow him hand the trophy to the players after Greek Cup's final against Olympiakos.
"They did not allow me hand the trophy as usual. An official of AEK commanded some people to block me and told the players to take the cup themselves. As well, the Media accused me of not handing the trophy, while earlier I had made all the necessary ceremony, awarded Petros Mantalos as MVP and gave the medals to the members of the club.
I did not handed the Greek Cup because they did not allow me do it", said Giorgos Girtzikis, but refused to name the official who stopped him, according to «thrakisports» website.