GREEK FOOTBALL CLUB TO PLAY IN MACEDONIAN LEAGUE?
Football supporters of Greek first division club Iraklis staged a protest against Greece's FA for taking away Iraklis' license. Iraklis is one of Greece's oldest clubs, founded back in 1908, but will not be allowed to compete in this year's super league.
The protest took an unexpected turn when numerous fans showed up with Macedonian flags. Surprisingly, the flags were not burned rather the fans alluded to Greece's FA it would be better for Iraklis to compete in Macedonian First League, rather than the Greek super league.
Comments posted on Facebook also saw the Macedonian flag as a 'good move' for Iraklis.
"Recently we got a unofficial proposal by one of our neighboring countries. I want to ask you all now, from all of Greece. If Iraklis get's what it got on the field, and will lose on paper, from this country, the country who again dared to do injustice on the cost of Iraklis, and accepts the previous mentioned proposal and compete in Skopje, will the members of parliament of the political world then deal with this for days long, from morning until the evening?", a fan said on a television show.
"Why sir minister, responsible for sport, don't you transfer the historical club Iraklis to compete in the Skopje league? The change the seat of the club to the Boris Trajkovski arena in Skopje. That's what the people want. Because some 'big' Greeks fight for proving that Macedonia is Greek? But, Thyra 10 (the Iraklis fan base) raised Skopje flags in the center of Thessaloniki. Do this favor for them: send them to compete in the Skopje football league, so they can play with FC Vardar, FC Rabotnicki and Teteks from Tetovo. They want it themselves.
Send the application to: www.ffm.com.mk" ,a letter says, sent to the Greek minister of sport.
Iraklis fans have planned for today to stage a protest in Athens as well.