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.


No this actually isn’t a re-blog from Thursday.

Russia’s match between heavyweights Zenit St. Petersburg and Dynamo Moscow had to be abandoned Saturday after yet another ugly instance of fans throwing flares onto the pitch and hitting players. This time the victim is Dynamo goalkeeper Antonio Shunin.

There truly seems to be no end to this madness at the moment. How in the world can fans still sneak in these pyrotechnics every week? And when will soccer’s governing bodies step in to actually do something about this?