Panathinaikos manager Yiannis Anastasiou was hit in the face by a large cup of Coke thrown by a fan during a match between Panathinaikos and Olympiacos this past weekend.
Presumably the projectile was thrown by a disgruntled Olympiacos fan because Panathinaikos went on to win the match 3-0.
The YouTube description details what happened in the game:
“It kicked off in the Athens Derby at the weekend in Greek football’s biggest game, Olympiakos v Panathinkaios, won 3-0 by the visitors.
“The game spiraled out of control around a half-hour in when Olympiakos’ Olaitan collapsed on the pitch with a minor cardiac arrest, from which he’s recovered well.
“Olympiakos fans began raining missiles down on the pitch in the confusion that ensued, and Yiannis Anastasiou took a full bottle of Coca-Cola to the face, as can be seen in the [above video].
“You get the feeling Greek’s authorities won’t be conducting a witch hunt to track down the perpetrator…
“Thankfully Anastasiou escaped serious injury from the missile.”
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