OPAP in firing line as Greek footballers call strike

31st January 2012 9:59 am GMT

Players in Greece’s first and second division football leagues have gone on strike in protest over being left uninsured due to state gaming monopoly operator OPAP’s non payment of sponsorship fees.

The players union said Monday that professional football players outside the top tier Super League  have been facing intense economic pressures since the start of the season. The union acknowledged that Greeks are living in unprecedented times, but said that first and second league players [...]