"I disagree with the appointment of Mr. Aretopoulos at Olympiakos-PAOK match on Sunday and my suggestion is that Tasos Sidiropoulos, generally considered to be the best Greek referee (and higher than anyone else on UEFA list), should be refereeing it", was the official statement of Mr. Saraidaris about that issue.

Super League's representative in the Central Refereeing Committee was forced to respond to the rumours for the first time, since the "friendly" Media of the "criminal organization" were claiming that he was in favor of the controversial appointment of referee Alexandros Aretopoulos on Sunday's derby clash.

Saraidaris: "I suggested Sidiropoulos, not Aretopoulos, to referee the derby"