Former Osasuna and Real Madrid player Pablo García, now currently head coach with the PAOK FC (from Thessaloniki) youth team in Greece spoke to Spain's Radio Marca about the level of corruption in the game in the Mediterranean country.
"There is clear corruption among the match officials and the game here (Greece) has been decaying for years" claimed the Uruguayan following incidents on Sunday night's PAOK-AEK Athens game when the president of the home club invaded the field of play with a pistol clearly visible on his waist.
"We've had years of domination from the Athens based teams with Olympiakos winning eighteen of the past twenty league titles with other Athens based Panathinaikos outfit bagging two". "it would appear that there is a desire for the title not to leave the capital" suggested the current PAOK youth coach who plied his trade at Toumba Stadium after his spell in LaLiga with Real Madrid and Osasuna.
Speaking about Savvidis, Pablo García acknowledges that it was wrong of the president to enter the playing field but admits that it was a result of impotence at a most unjust situation where a game is being robbed".
"FIFA and UEFA need to get involved and do something", added García, as news broke that the top flight in Greece would be suspended indefinitely.