Dimitris Melissanidis’ career both in his business dealings and in Greek football - where he played a leading role in some of its darkest moments - is common knowledge.
Greek football is drowning helpless in the dismal world of those truly running the show.
Obviously governments should meet up with businessmen and businesswomen but this must be done openly and publicly in order to establish cooperation with the various sectors of the economy.
Even if one were to accept that in the past Mr. Melissanidis gave the impression that governments are in one way or another vulnerable to various demands, there is no reason for that status quo to continue.
How can such things be going on for a quarter-century? That is a question for the Greek judiciary and for the state, which has failed to create a real “protective framework” for football.
Serious issues regarding the attitude of the police authorities and the responsibilities of the relevant authorities raise the events that took place in the AEK-PAOK match