AEK & Atromitos offer kind gesture to those affected by tragic Attica flooding
AEK Athens put together a great initiative on behalf of Greek football, offering to donate all proceeds from tickets sold for the match against Platanias to victims of the recent floods.
Flash floods hit the Attica region surrounding Athens, tragically killing 21 people since November 15. The floods are thought to be some of the worst ever seen by the region, something which has prompted AEK into doing their bit for the victims. Tickets for the Super League match against Platanias at the OAKA Stadium will cost five euros, with all funds going towards those affected by the flooding. This gesture is meant to attract plenty of fans to the stadium, while helping those in need at the same time.
On their official Facebook account, AEK released a statement which explains why they decided to reach out to the Attica community. “The black and yellow family stands alongside fellow human beings who are mourning their own people, but also with those who are struggling in the West Attica disaster. Together, we send our sincere condolences for this unprecedented tragedy which struck the Greek society.”
Later during the week, high flying Atromitos revealed that they would do a similar thing themselves. When announcing ticket prices for their big home game against Panathinaikos, Atromitos noted that proceeds from the match will go to flood victims in the Attica region. The club hope that the announcement will help fill the Peristeri Stadium on Saturday.