Published on Sunday, 03 May 2015 22:59
"Greek football is a labyrinth." Petros Konstantineas MP, ex-FIFA referee
Fearsome though the bull-headed Minotaur was, at least Theseus knew what he was dealing with. And if things got too hairy he could always follow the thread of Ariadne's wool he had laid down on his way into the labyrinth's heart of darkness. For the modern-day Greek heroes like Petros Konstantineas, the referee who bravely sought to tackle the beast in whose clutches football in that country is held, the enemy is all the more dangerous and insidious. It is a nameless, faceless System, which, despite operating from dark shadows and taking great care to cover its tracks, can still strike with all the power and penetration of a sharp-horned bull.