The ownership of football teams (which are S.A. companies) is the last thing that concerns Greek society, as one can surmise without consulting opinion surveys.
The way that a government deals with the law, however, from the least significant issue to the most important case is of huge significance.
This applies even more to a government that ran on a platform of standing up for legality.
Unfortunately, this government too went down the well-trodden path of its predecessors and circumvented the law due to fear of political cost.
That is a much bigger and critical issue.
Whoever the lawbreaker may be, he or she cannot but be dealt with in accordance with the law.
Whatever the fear of political cost, the law must be enforced because democracy is predicated on the rule of law, which is the cornerstone of the state’s power.
One can choose to justify the fears of a government or not, but a government that violates the fundamental principles of a well-governed state is unjustifiable.
There is no excuse because this particular government espouses the idea that an a la carte enforcement of the law harms society as a whole.
One can only hope that such a blunder will not be repeated.