PAOK FC club statement
We would like to inform the footballing public that even after the mischievous statements of those involved, PAOK FC wishes to continue and complete an investigation following the accusations of Kostas Karapapas.
We hope to become wiser out of this process, when logically the accuser provides the TWO names – as he said – of the people who approached Mario Siampanis.
We are also looking forward to finding out how Kostas Karapapas himself found out about the incident. Was he was present; Did Siampanis himself inform him? How did he inform him? Are they friendly? Did they have these contacts before Aris-Olympiacos when the rumors were heard and statements were made?
We are also expecting the penalty to be imposed on a player who is approached for bribery and does not report it within 48 hours. On this issue, we will appeal to the Ethics Committee, which is now obliged under the Code of Ethics (article 30) to ban Mario Siampanis from any competitive activity for 2 years.
We are expecting to see how Mario Siampanis will be defended by his attorney, the sister of the general manager of Olympiacos, Lina Souloukou. There are relevant emails in which it is stated that he is her client and which are at the disposal of the prosecutor’s office.
After all, even if we are not invited, we will go voluntarily and we have a lot of information to provide the authorities with.
Finally, we are waiting to see through which committee those who are setting up conspiracies against PAOK will try to escape now, and how they will justify, to all the domestic and international bodies, the alleged bribery attempt that they have tried to set up. The penalties are very heavy and Mr. Avgenakis is not enough for this.
At some point, those who dig the pits will find themselves residing in them. We are still at the beginning.