Posted on 3rd September 2010
A Greek Tragedy
This is a story from the FSF archive – the FSF and SD merged to become the FSA in 2019.
Here at the FSF we obviously don’t condone violence, whether it’s from fans or – on this occasion – a player. Normally when someone gets a second yellow there’ll be a bit of handbags with the opposition, some theatrical hand gestures towards the ref and a long skulk back to the dressing room. Not in the Greek lower-leagues though where the player in this video sees fit to start a near riot by (quite literally) kicking a man while he’s down. Charming.
Edit to say – Thanks to Panos Tzanenas who’s got in touch via the FSF’s Facebook page to give a little more background: "The game was for Kalimnos (island in south Greece) cup. The player after a short treatment in hospital is ok. The other guy he had life banned and he will go in the court, as result of this violent act."
The Football Supporters’ Federation on Facebook.