Panathinaikos players chased off field in Greece
Fans of the Greek team Panathinaikos chased players off their
home field and pelted them with objects Saturday following a
surprising loss. They also attacked the VIP stands, causing
After Panathinaikos was beaten 1-0 by newcomer Volos in the
Greek league, fans surged onto the field at Olympic Stadium and
players fled to the locker room.
Panathinaikos fans already had been restive following a 0-0 draw
at Asteras a week ago. Before the game against Volos, spectators
put up a banner that read, ”We are jobless and you wallow in
luxury. Respect (the team symbols), patience is running thin.”
Booing by the 20,000 fans started early in the second half and
intensified after Volos’ goal.
Vicente Monje scored in the second half for Volos. Panathinaikos
is two points behind league leader Olympiakos, which plays at
last-place Larissa on Sunday.