PAOK/AEK appeals denied, Penalties remain
The Hellenic Football Federation (EPO) denied both appeals from PAOK and AEK regarding the penalties given out for the disgraceful episodes that took place in the Greek Cup final in May.
EPO’s Appeals Committee denied the appeals of both AEK and PAOK regarding the incidents that took place during this year’s Greek Cup Final in Volos. A reminder, both teams were originally handed hefty penalties for the fan violence that took place.
The final decision, which comes with a 1.5 month delay since the incidents, officially closes this case and the original penalties for both sides remain.
This means that PAOK will give their first 7 home games without fans next season, meaning that Toumba stadium will be closed for the first half of the upcoming season! Moreover, the 6 point deduction from the playoff standings will stand (does not affect their Europa League spot) along with the financial fine of €282,500.
AEK on the other hand, will begin next season with a 3 match closed stadium match ban and will pay a €170,000 financial fine.