Before the soccer match between Greece and Albania in Tirana mass media in Greece made an effort to provoce racism. Images of crazy Albanians ready to kill all Greeks appeared in the TV news. Before and during the game there were also several acts of provocation from Albanian nationalists in Tirana (capitol of Albania).
After the match thousands of Albanian immigrants went to the streets of Greek cities to celebrate peacefully the victory of the Albanian team by 2-1 (exactly like the Greeks in Portugal when Greece has beaten Portugal in the final of the EURO 2004). The reaction of Greek nationalists was immediate: they organized themselves into groups and they started beating every Albanian they found. Hundreds of members of greek fascist organizations like "Golden Morning" took also part in hunting and beating Albaniens. In most cases police did not take action against the fascists - but arrested the beaten Albaniens.
This happened in more than 10 cities of Greece. The result: 1 Albanian immigrant (Gramos Paluci) murdered by a Greek-american (Panagiotis Kladis) in the island of Zakinthos and at least 50 others severly wounded in several incidents on Saturday evening!