Frangiskos Somarakakis and Dimitris Groutsis are claiming that the experienced international referee has caused them trouble because of his recent performances and not following the instructions of the Hellenic Football Federation about... the brand of referees' clothing!
Tasos Sidiropoulos refereed Olympiakos-AEK recent derby clash wearing the shirt of another sports brand and the HFF had leaked that he will have to pay a 10.000 euros penalty because of that, while the notorious "system" kept asking for his immediate suspension.
The second lame excuse of the members of the CRC was that Tasos Sidiropoulos' last performances in Super League were not so good, while UEFA keeps selecting him for Champions League's matches and he is generally considered to be the best Greek referee nowadays.
Meanwhile, the appointment of controversial Alexandros Aretopoulos on Sunday's game between Olympiakos and PAOK will not only be judged from the two sides and the football fans, but also from FIFA and UEFA officials, such as Theodore Theodoridis and Kostakis Koutsokoumnis.
These two directors of international associations have almost decided about who the members of HFF's normalization committee will be and also about the new head of refereeing in Greece, who is expected to be a foreigner, so they are extremely interested in Aretopoulos' performance.