Greek Tragedy: Pablo Garcia punches Diogo in the belly

The following footage comes from last weekend’s Greek Super League match between Olympiakos and POAK Salonika.

We pick up the action at the end of the opening 45, with Olympiakos attacking, having a free-kick offering them the opportunity to place several bodies in the box. With players jostling for space in the area, POAK’s number five, Pablo Garcia, can be seen fully focused on Brazilian Diogo (pictured), who in turn has his eyes firmly fixed on the ball.

Without any apparent cause, Garcia decided to use the moment to thump Diogo fully in the belly, somehow managing to avoid the attention of the officials as the number 10 hit the deck on impact. Yet another act of senseless violence went undetected by the men in black.

See the incident here.

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