7
Jan

AEK Athens fans still mad, invade pitch to wage flare war

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Every time we hear from AEK Athens, it’s for the wrong reasons. Last season alone, one AEK player received a lifetime ban for a Nazi salute, the club declared bankruptcy, and to top it all off, their own fans chased the team off the pitch after a relegation-sealing own goal.

Sadly, it looks like AEK aren’t getting over their horror season anytime soon.

Now in the third division, AEK visited Egaleo this weekend, but before the match even started visiting AEK hooligans literally attempted to invade and take over the stadium, waging a full-blown flare war with the home fans:

Caught off-guard, the riot police eventually intervened to restore order. But in the 87th minute, AEK ultras once again stirred up trouble, despite the team closing out a 2-1 win.

Win or lose, it seems AEK somehow keeps attracting negative attention. But at least, their performance on the pitch has them on course to get promoted back into the second tier of Greek football.

H/T 101GG

16
Apr

AEK Athens look to be on the brink of relegation for the first time in the club’s history. Ewald Lienen was fired after a poor run of results on April 9th and AEK hired ex-Sheffield United duo Traianos Dellas as head coach, with Vassilis Borbokis in a supporting role. Their first match in charge came against Panthrakikos. After 87 minutes, Panthrakikos took the lead on an AEK own goal, and AEK supporters flooded the pitch and chased the players from both teams down the tunnel. After a 90 minute delay, the officials announced the game had been postponed!

Formed in 1924, AEK could still survive relegation, but it looks likely they will be deducted points and ultimately drop down into the second-tier of Greek football.