The OAKA atmosphere turned sour right from the start as Olympiacos head coach Georgios Bartzokas faced a verbal attack from a Panathinaikos fan as he stepped onto the court before the game. The fan managed to enter the court area before being swiftly removed.

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Similar to Game 1, the highly anticipated Game 2 of the Greek League finals between arch-rivals Olympiacos Piraeus and Panathinaikos Athens was marred by acts of unsportsmanlike conduct by home fans.

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As soon as Olympiacos head coach Georgios Bartzokas stepped onto the OAKA Arena court before the start of Game 2, he became the target of a verbal attack by a Panathinaikos fan, who followed him into the court before being removed.

But the hostility didn't end there. The hostile atmosphere inside the arena turned physical when some Panathinaikos supporters resorted to throwing yogurt and water at the Olympiacos delegation.

Unfortunately, this wave of misbehavior is not an isolated incident. The tensions between these two clubs had already escalated prior to Game 1, where Olympiacos fans launched a violent attack on Panathinaikos players using rocks, flares, and Molotov cocktails.

Olympiacos were hit with a fine and a spectator ban for fan violence in Game 1. The Reds have appealed the decision, while PAO owner Dimitris Giannakopoulos offered his take on such a move.

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