Panionios fans destroy their own ground to stop AEK Athens playing Dundee United there

Posted by - August 26, 2010 - Europa League, Oddballs, Scotland

Possessive Greeks

Fans of Greek side Panionios were so infuriated when they heard rivals AEK Athens were going to play a Europa League clash with Dundee United at their stadium they vandalised their own ground to stop the match going ahead.

AEK’s pitch has been recently relaid and was not playable in time for tonight’s match. Panionios’s Nea Smyrni stadium was chosen as a replacement, but unhappy supporters have successfully sabotaged.

The match has now been moved again to avoid AEK being thrown out of the competition.

The sides will now meet at Olympiakos’s Karaiskaki Stadium. But because of crowd concerns, AEK fans are banned from attending.

So it has worked out pretty well for Terrors’ fans who still didn’t know where the match would be played yesterday.