Greek Super League starts again amid allegations of the existence of a mafia in football

Greek Super League starts again amid allegations of the existence of a mafia in football

Athens, March 6, 2015/ Independent Balkan News Agency

By Spiros Sideris

Revelations, which if accompanied by evidence and names, will cause an “earthquake” not only to greek football, but to the entire society, made the former president of Professional Sports (EEA) between 2003 and 2008 and now honorary vice president of the Supreme Court, Constantinos Papalakis.

In a mini interview with the radio station “In the Red” 105.5, he denounced “barons” of narcotics, agents and ministers who were pressuring him to give in to their illegal “wants”, teams “satellites” in the league and of course death threats from a prominent agent of greek football, which is still in the foreground, in a big team of Greece.

He also named as key to the “cleansing” of greek football the lifting of the self-administration of the Greek Football Association. He also stressed that he left the EEA because he was faced with the “circuit”, but also with political interference.

Regarding the suspension of the Super League, which had decided the Minister of Sports, Mr. Kontonis after the sad events that took place in the greek “Clasico” between Panathinaikos and Olympiakos, the government decided to have matches at the weekend, but without supporters, since the political leadership is not convinced by the proposals for consolidation of football made by the presidents of the Greek Super League.