With an announcement by KAE Panathinaikos makes it clear that he will not tolerate any deviation at the expense of the mission in tonight’s Stoiximan Basket League derby against Olympiakos at SEF (20:15). “As Panathinaikos we have made our decisions and we will not take a step back. That’s why we emphatically state that from now on we will not allow even half an object to fall towards a member of our mission“, say the “greens”.
The announcement of the OEM:
KAE Panathinaikos, true to its principles and values, makes every possible effort to combat violence in the area of basketball.
In this context, we make it clear in all directions that we will not tolerate the slightest thing happening in today’s match with Olympiakos in SEF, but also in general from now on.
We are not going to put championships, cups, or zeroes before the safety of our athletes and team members until violence is completely eliminated from our sport.
In the past years we have suffered a lot in SEF with attacks of all kinds against our mission members and innumerable suspensions of matches. Rest assured that these were the last times that the physical integrity of our athletes, coaches and team members was put at risk.
Unfortunately, in the last match of last year’s championship there were incidents for the first time in OAKA, which find us diametrically opposed! KAE Panathinaikos accepted the penalty of the Sports Referee without protest and, remaining true to its principles, did not appeal to the ASEAD.
And because we don’t stick to words, our practical response was the “white” match sheet in the match of the first match of the Euroleague against Olympiacos, when the opposing team won and celebrated their victory in the center of our stadium without anything bothering them and you do.
As Panathinaikos we have made our decisions and we will not take a step back. That is why we emphatically declare that from now on we will not allow even half an object to fall towards a member of our mission.
The time has come for them to take all their responsibilities. The State, the Police, but also the teams themselves, in order to completely eliminate the phenomena of violence from basketball.
We expect KAE Olympiacos, which for so many years has preached that it stands against violence, to prove it in practice by providing us with hospitality similar to ours in the match on October 6th.
Rest assured that we will not tolerate anything less!
Source: Sport Fm
I am currently a news writer for News Bulletin247 where I mostly cover sports news. I have always been interested in writing and it is something I am very passionate about. In my spare time, I enjoy reading and spending time with my family and friends.