By Chris Wright
Granted, there are some fairly serious footballing rivalries around the world but PAOK and Olympiakos share one of the most intense inter-city hatreds in the known universe, with derby games between the two clubs regularly peppered with fierce hostility.
The two teams met on Sunday evening, with PAOK scoring a 2-1 home victory over their Athens-based rivals – though the game, as you’d imagine, didn’t pass without controversy, with the post-match griping largely centred around one incident involving PAOK centre-half Juan Insaurralde and Olympiakos midfielder Delvin Ndinga.
On the hour-mark, with a set-piece about to be delivered into the penalty area, Insaurralde cleaned Ndinga’s clock with a vicious left-handed swinger and somehow managed to stay on the pitch until full-time – receiving nowt but a yellow card from the referee for his troubles…
Which leads us to ask: what exactly does one have to do to get a red card in the Greek Super League these days?
(Thanks to @FetusFromHell for the tip-off)