Olympiacos’season could finish on Wednesday with the relegation in Greek A2.
Panagiotis Anasotopoulos has been assigned to Olympiacos-Promitheas.
Anastopoulos is one of the three referees that officiated the Greek Cup Semifinals between Oly and Panathinaikos when the Reds left the court at halftime.
After the game Olympiacos announced that they were not going to play anymore against Panathinaikos unless the game was officiated by foreign referees and that they were not going to play any other game with one of the three officials from Greek Cup semifinals (Anastopoulos, Manos and Panagiotou).
Olympiacos are expected to forfeit the game scheduled for Wednesday and the result will be a relegation in A2 for the club.
According to the Greek rules, Olympiacos has been already punished with -8 points in the standings. If they forfeit two league games (they forfeited already the game against the Greens), the result will be a relegation in Greek second division.
Per Eurohoops, the refereeing committee avoided appointing the three referees in Olympiacos’games. However, the referees were always available for any game. Panathinaikos was asking for them to be appointed in Olympiacos games, protesting about the fact that the refereeing committee was following Olympiacos’wishes on this matter.
The protest of Panathinaikos became more than official today with owner Dimitris Giannakopoulos being present in the meeting of the refereeing committee and saying to the media before the announcements: “For nine rounds the central refereeing committee is not upholding the rules, they accept and subdue to the blackmail of Olympiacos. What that proves? It proves that what Olympiacos fans are saying, that the state is Olympiacos, is true. But the point is that we are leaving on a state which is a brothel”.