Trial over Greek Cup final to continue Monday

An appeals court in Athens is due to decide on Monday whether Olympiakos chairman Vangelis Marinakis and deputy chairman Savvas Theodoridis should face further action over their decision to enter the referee’s locker room during halftime at the Greek Cup final against Asteras Tripolis in 2013.

The Olympiakos officials insist that they visited the referee to wish him good luck, although competition rules forbid anyone other than match officials from entering the locker room.

The two policemen standing guard outside the locker room told the court they were instructed by their superior to stand aside when the Olympiakos chairman arrived.

The referee and his two assistants told the court that it is customary for club officials to pay visits to the locker room even though rules forbid it.

Olympiakos won the game but Asteras Tripolis complained about the refereeing.

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