It’s great to see UEFA Champions League matches being played in smaller countries that don’t get much notoriety, so fans can get in on the action, and feel a part of it.
What isn’t, though, is when fans bring explosives to matches, which has been happening in recent years for games played in more raucous environments.
Tuesday’s Champions League match between Ajax and AEK Athens at Athens Olympic Stadium got a bit nuts. Apparently, the home fans wanted to make things difficult on the visitors, and they did that by launching molotov cocktails and flares at them before the match began.
Somehow, the match kicked off at its scheduled time, despite all these shenanigans.