Greek Football Brawl: AEK Athens Manager Faces Ban

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The highly anticipated clash between AEK Athens and PAOK in the Greek Super League ended in chaos, with AEK's manager, Matias Almeyda, at the centre of controversy.

In a nail-biting encounter, PAOK emerged victorious with a narrow 3-2 win over AEK. However, the drama extended beyond the pitch as tempers flared in the aftermath of the match.


Almeyda, visibly incensed, was captured on camera engaging in a physical altercation near the dugout. Witnesses reported the manager pushing his own player, Sergio Araujo, before confronting several individuals, prompting intervention from law enforcement.

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The situation escalated when Almeyda was seen grabbing a person by the neck, later identified as an official from the Sub-Directorate of Sports Violence Prevention. Despite attempts to restrain him, Almeyda continued, adding fuel to the already tense atmosphere.

Speaking at a post-match press conference, Almeyda expressed remorse for his actions, citing the intense emotions of the moment. He called for greater respect in football and defended his response to what he perceived as injustice on the field.

However, his actions have not gone unnoticed, with Almeyda now facing potential sanctions, including a possible touchline ban of up to three matches.

(Source: Daily Mail UK)

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