“The referees took 19 points from us and we were relegated”

Sevilla’s indignation with the referees has arrived to Greece. Former midfielder Vassilis Tsartas It echoed on its social networks the statement with which the Nervionense club protested this Saturday for what it considers a lack of judgment in the administration of the cards. Tsartas talks about the 99-00 campaign, the last relegation to Second Division for the red-and-white entity.

The 1999-2000 season the same thing happened with the referees, who took 19 points from us. recognized throughout Spain. at the end nThey were relegated to the Second Division. The referees are to whistle 50-50 and not to decide a match. #SevillaFC deserves everyone’s respect,” the former Hellenic player, one of the finest organizers ever seen in Nervión, stated openly.

Tsartas, 50 years old, He played for Sevilla from 1996 until that relegation season, when he returned to AEK Athens. He was capped 72 times and won Euro 2004 with Greece. In the year 2000, Sevilla was relegated as last classified and with just 28 points in their locker. He was accompanied by Atlético de Madrid and the eternal rival, Betis.

Now, Vassilis is an active political commentator, especially through the networks. The Greek was sentenced a few months ago to 10 months in prison and a fine of 4,000 euros for a comment that in his country they understood as transphobic, in the first application of a new law against hate. The comment I had done it on Facebook in 2017 and went denounced by the Association for the Support of Transsexuals (SYD). Tsartas appealed against the sentence.

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