Early Doors

PAOK-Olympiacos match delayed by giant ring of flares and smoke, plus a fish covered bench

Early Doors

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PAOK lost the first leg of their Greek Cup semi-final 2-1 at Olympiacos, so their fans were eager to create an intimidating atmosphere for the return leg.

To do this, they turned the stands into a giant ring of flares and smoke as the players walked out onto the pitch before kick-off, creating a surreal hellscape that would surely intimidate just about anyone.

As the players lined up for handshakes, stewards picked up the flares thrown onto the pitch while the stands disappeared behind massive clouds of smoke.

But as dangerous as this might look, it's actually very tame compared to the far more violent fan activities at Greek matches in recent years.

The match was delayed, however, due to all the flares and the fact that PAOK fans put fish all over Olympiacos' bench.

Brooks Peck

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