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Pay AEK's debts and leave!

19 April 2010 / 08:04:20  GRReporter
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Emanuela Karastoyanova

"Pay the money to all players and debts of AEK debt and retire!". This was the chant of more than 2000 fans of the yellow-black team, who have assembled in Nea Filadelfia. At the rally, they declared their anger towards the management policy of AEK and their negative attitude towards the team’s president Stavros Adamidis. Fans blamed Adamidis and his partners to be irresponsible towards the destiny of the team and lack of any interest in the future of the team. They demanded that the management should not only pay the debts of AEK and the salaries of the players, but also the money owed to the amateur football club. They also insisted that the construction of a new stadium in Nea Filadelfia should start as soon as possible, because this will be one of the most important stakes of the team’s success. 

Protesters came up with the idea that the team should become publicly owned. Heated fans insist that this is the only way to exercise control over money and policy of the team and the only way to have transparency in the management actions. 

Fans did not fail to mention the current topic for the sale of player Scocco. They expressed their opinion that the sale of the Argentinean player is not the only way for the team to acquire income. 

Apart from Athenians participating in the rally were fans from Crete, Lamia, Katerini, Kefalonya and also from the club in Cyprus. 

Disruptions occurred when the former president of amateur club - Andreas Anatoliotakos took the stand. He appealed for understanding and sympathy at this difficult time for the team. In response, the offended fans sought for explanation of what happened to €150 million, which went to the cash register of AEK in the last 10 years ... 

The mood changed when the former player of the team, Iliyas Atmazidis, took the stand. Atmadzidis urged fans not to condemn the players and members of the management. He explained that everyone is trying to do the best and help the team, but unfortunately no one can support AEK financially. "AEK must be united and so it will never fall. I hope we can find someone who has inspiration and who will give money for the team. However so far there is no such person"- he said.

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