Sydney Olympic FC wear black bands in tribute to victims of Greece’s train crash


Sydney Olympic FC players wore black armbands during their Round 4 match against St George City FC at Penshurst Park on Saturday, March 4.

The armbands were worn in honour of the victims of Greece’s deadly train crash, which saw at least 57 people killed when a passenger train and a freight train collided at Tempi last Tuesday.

Before the start of the match, a minute’s silence was also held for the victims, many of them students.

The match itself was the second consecutive loss for Sydney Olympic in as many weeks, with St George City claiming victory 1-0 thanks to a late Nathan Roberts goal.

Sydney Olympic coach, Labinot Haliti, was philosophical about the narrow loss.

“I would be worried if we were playing bad football but that’s not the case at all. We went forward and played the way we wanted to play,” Haliti said.

‘We are humble and we always work hard because in this league there are many good teams and you have to respect that. We are creating chances but that’s how it works in football sometimes.”

Source: Football NSW.

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