Panathinaikos faced with possible points deduction
Struggling Athenian giants Panathinaikos were handed a three-point deduction for their existing debts owed to the club’s former defender Jens Wemmer, but the Greens do have a chance to avoid the punishment.
32-year old German right-back Wemmer, who spent two uneventful years with Panathinaikos between 2015 and 2017, appears intent on heaping more misery on his previous employers. Wemmer and his representatives demanded that the three-point deduction be immediately imposed on the financially troubled Prasini, but after taking everything into consideration, their request was rejected by the Hellenic Football Federation’s (EPO) Arbitration Court. Nevertheless, if Panathinaikos fail to reach an agreement with Wemmer’s party in the next three days, the German will once again press for the punishment to be activated.
At this moment in time, Panathinaikos still owe Wemmer over 500 thousand euros for the German’s time in Greece. However, to the club’s relief, Panathinaikos have until Thursday to somehow find common ground with Wemmer’s team.
If no agreement is made by Thursday, the case will be taken to court where Wemmer will once again press for the points deduction to be activated with immediate effect.