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"8 February 1981 Karaiskakis stadium, Athens.

Greek football's darkest day came on 8 February 1981 at the end of an Athens derby between Olympiacos CFP and AEK Athens FC. Olympiacos, the home side, ran out comfortable 6-0 winners, but the margin of the victory caused an unprecedented rush by their fans to leave the stadium in order to meet the victorious players at the stadium entrance.

Unfortunately, in their eagerness to leave the stadium, the stairs of Gate 7 in particular, became overwhelmed. People rushed down the angled stairs, but not being able to see that those ahead of them were unable to exit, a crush ensued, leaving 21 supporters dead and many others injured. Although the subsequent enquiry proved inconclusive, the memory of those people who suffocated at Gate 7 is commemorated with twenty-one seats, each with the name of one of the victims remains permanently vacant, remembering that tragic day in February 1981."








Lest We Forget. :frownani:
 

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That's moving that they leave 21 seats vacant...

I remember when Olympiakos played in Liverpool the fans made a tifo remembering both club's tragedies.
 

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We will never forget. 8-2-81 . 21 Young lives innocently lost.
Today , as theyve been doing since 1982 a memorial service will be held at gipedo Karaiskaki where thousands will show up.
 

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The names of the souls that were lost.

ΑΔΕΛΦΙΑ ΖΕΙΤΕ....

Δημήτρης Αδαμόπουλος ( Dimitris Adamopoulos), Γεράσιμος Αμίτσης ( Gerasimos Amitsis), Σπύρος Ανδριώτης ( Spiros Andriotis), Γιάννης Διαλυνάς ( Yianis Dialinas), Γιάννης Κανελλόπουλος ( Yiannis Kanellopoulos), Κώστας Καρανικόλας ( Kostas Karanikolas), Αντώνης Κουρουπάκης (Antonis Kouroupakis), Μιχάλης, Κωστόπουλος (Mihalis Kostopoulos), Σπύρος Λεωνιδάκης (Spiros Leonidakis), Ευστράτιος Λούπος (Efstratios Loupos, Μιχάλης Μάρκου (Mihalis Markou), Βασίλης Μάχας (Vasilis Machas), Κώστας Μπίλας ( Kostas Bilas), Ηλίας Παναγούλης ( Ilias Panagoulis), Αναστάσιος Πιτσόλης ( Anastasios Pistolis), Κώστας Σκλαβούνης (Kostas Sklavounis), Γιάννης Σπηλιόπουλος ( Yiannis Spiliopoulos), Παναγιώτης Τουμανίδης (Panagiotis Toumanidis), Νίκος Φίλος (Nikos Filos), Ζωγραφιά Χαϊρατίδου (Zografia Hairatidou), Χρήστος Χατζηγεωργίου ( Hristos Hatzigeorgiou). :depress: :depress:
 

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Rip :(
 

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Condolences
 

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Lest We Forget. :cry:
 

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R.i.p. :(
 
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