At the time of Social Media, when everybody has the luxury of speaking in public, it seems such a waste of time trying to convince the hardheads about what you really are. Usually, the action of Justice should had been enough. Of course, nobody is guilty until the final decision of the court. But neither Karapapas nor Olympiakos' websites can continue insisting seriously that the "criminal organization" of Greek football is a trick of journalists Thomaidis, Papatheodorou or Asvestas.
OK, maybe the members of SDNA are loyal servants of Alafouzos or Savvidis or Kolkas or the secret one who is paying us. Attorney Daskalopoulos is also a loyal servant? The previous attorneys of "criminal organization" case, who studied the facts and everybody agreed that they should at least seriously investigate it in order to find the involvement of Olympiakos' president Vangelis Marinakis were also loyal servants? Maybe they are columnists of SDNA as well...
I don't want to write this article with happiness or the arrogance of someone who has been fount right. I am mostly tired and kind of disappointed. Because I understand once again and again and again that the hardcore fans of football clubs, who have decided by themselves to act stupid and believe nothing, it is still the great majority in Greece. Thousands of people, without personal interest, are more than willing to believe that Vangelis Marinakis is facing the war of his enemies only because he is the boss of great Olympiakos. And I am writing about well-educated people, clever, with decent jobs, not only the hooligans of stadium stands.
The same people who would had been asking for Panathinaikos' president Giannis Alafouzos' punishment if the situation was the opposite. Today, they will be booing me from their computers, because I am a loyal servant as well.
Passion is something really nice in life, even if you are acting kind of stupid because of it. The passion for a woman, an ideology, a football club. But the club is not its administration. If a criminal take charge of PAOK in the future, I will continue loving the team but keep fighting against the criminal any way I can. The people who believe that the club and its president is the same, are automatically becoming members of an "army" which will be used by the boss for his own personal interests. Even as a shield of protection if it is necessary.
I am 41 years old and I can not allow anybody to use me as a person this way. Not to Ivan Savvidis, not to Marinakis, Melissanidis, not even to God Almighty.
The people who are choosing these and becoming members of fans' armies, not necessarily by crashing heads but even by supporting massively football officials who have been accused of felony, are a part of the problem as serious as corruption, which has destroyed Greek society, itself. Because, no matter if they realize it or not, its progress was supported by their acceptance or rewarding.