PAOK set to receive damaging punishments
On Friday, a hearing is scheduled in connection with Sunday’s Super League debacle in Thessaloniki between PAOK and AEK. Unfortunately for fans of the Dikefalos tou Vorra, the prospects do not look bright.
This week, the Disciplinary Committee announced that a hearing will take place at 10:30 am on Friday. Both PAOK and AEK have been summoned to the meeting, but for different reasons.
As a direct result of the pitch invasion made by club president Ivan Savvidis and sporting director Lubos Michel, PAOK are blamed for causing the match to be abandoned. PAOK’s possible punishments include:
- a 0:3 defeat to AEK
- a three-point deduction from this season
- a two-point deduction for the next campaign
- several home matches behind closed doors and a heavy fine.
There has even been talk of PAOK being penalised with relegation. AEK were not deemed responsible for the game’s interruption, but PAOK’s protest against this decision means that the Enosis have to be present at Friday’s hearing (currently not facing any punishments).
Savvidis and Michel run the risk of receiving bans from entering football stadiums between three and five years, while also paying fines of at least 50 thousand euros. These consequences fall in line with article 19 of the Disciplinary Code. More information can be found here.
PAOK’s anger with the escalating situation is palpable, as midfielder Robert Mak posted a picture on Instagram pointing out that hardly no one noticed Mauricio’s offside which resulted in the mayhem ensuing. Nevertheless, it seems that the Thessaloniki club will have more to be angry about in the coming days.