Olympiacos fans, where national team midfielder Hwang In-beom is playing, rioted in anger at the referee’s decision. There was even tear gas fired in red flames, and a large-scale suppression by the police followed.
Olympiacos lost 1-3 to AEK Athens in the 5th round of the 2022-23 Greek Superliga Elada Championship playoffs held at the Karaiskakis Stadium in Pireyas, Greece on the 24th at 3:00 am (Korean time). With this, Olympiacos recorded a second consecutive league loss, and stayed in 3rd place with 63 points.
This match was very important for Olympiacos. It was a game that won the league as well as a ticket to qualify for the European Football Federation (UEFA) Champions League (UCL). However, Olympiacos’ performance was lethargic. The first goal was allowed in the 7th minute of the first half, and there was no opportunity to do so. In the end, Olympiacos recorded two consecutive losses in the league.
Afterwards, outraged Olympiacos fans rioted. When the game was over, not a few fans stormed into the stadium, and it was immediately covered in smoke with prominences and firecrackers exploding. Players from both teams immediately evacuated to the locker room and then left the field. Afterwards, Greek police immediately launched a crackdown.토토사이트
The Greek media ‘The Standard’ said, “Olympiacos fans stormed the stadium. There was a large-scale riot police and tear gas was flying. The police tried to protect the players and referees. A video was released showing the firecrackers being set off.”
The reason why Olympiacos fans were angry may be that they were away from the championship with their second consecutive league victory, but the biggest complaint was about the referee’s decision. On this day, Olympiacos had to swallow regret at the referee’s decision, but no penalty kick or card was awarded despite the opponent’s obvious foul.
In the end, it is said that angry fans went to the referee and assaulted him. According to Spain’s ‘As’, Italian referee Davide Massa, who was in charge of the match, wrote in a report after the game that “the home fans hit me in the vitals.”
Meanwhile, in the Greek league, the first place can advance to the 3rd round of the UEFA UCL qualifiers, and the 2nd place can advance to the 2nd round of the qualifiers. The 3rd and 4th places will be able to advance to the second round of the European Football Federation (UEFA) Europa Conference League (UECL) qualifiers. As a result, the possibility that Olympiacos will not qualify for the European Football Federation (UEFA) UCL next season has increased.