ANTHONY STOKES must have thought he’s seen it all playing in Scottish football but it turns out he hasn’t seen anything yet.
The former Celtic and Hibs man moved to Greece last month after parting ways with Hibs under less than ideal circumstances. The striker chose to ply his football in Greece, signing an 18-month deal with Super League strugglers Apollon Smyrni.
Three games into his tenure, the Irishman is yet to score a goal but he’ll have to wait longer to try and get going with the Super League postponed indefinitely due to Paok Salonika owner Ivan Savvides was filmed wearing a gun holster as he walked onto the pitch to protest a disallowed goal against AEK Athens last Sunday.
Savvides said in a statement: “I am very sorry over what happened. I clearly had no right to enter the field of play in this fashion.”
Clubs in the Super League are desperate for the ban to be lifted after some admitted their existence is threatened by the shutdown.
Scottish football is a walk in the park compared to this mess.