By Chris Wright
AEK Athens are on the brink of being relegated from the top flight of Greek football for the first time ever in their 89-year existence after seeing their penultimate league game of the season abandoned in the 87th minute when AEK fans stormed the pitch after opponents (and fellow relegation botherers) Panthrakikos went 1-0 up through an untimely own-goal.
Seconds after Mavroudis Bougaidis prodded into his own net, incensed AEK fans charged toward the pitch and made a beeline for the players, who in turn panicked and ran for the safety of the dressing rooms. After a 90-minute delay, officials announced that the match was being abandoned.
The match/baptism of hellish fire marked new coach Traianos Dellas’ first game at the helm following the sacking of Ewald Lienen (he of Horror Hair fame ), with the former Greek