Olympiacos fans reference TV series La Casa De Papel to celebrate win against Milan

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By Euronews
An Olympiacos FC fan celebrating the club's win against Milan
An Olympiacos FC fan celebrating the club's win against Milan   -  Copyright  REUTERS/Costas Baltas

Greek fans at the Olympiacos v Milan Europa League match made references to a Netflix series to celebrate Thursday's 3-1 win. 

Before the match at the Karaiskaki Stadium in Neo Faliro, the ultras section of Olympiacos fans unfurled a massive banner based on the Netflix series La Casa De Papel, which tells the story of robbers breaking into the Spanish mint. For their version, Olympiacos supporters displayed the phrase “La Casa Del Trofeo” with the UEFA Europa League trophy.

At the end of the game, the Olympiacos fans entered the field to celebrate. Some of them were wearing masks of Salvador Dali, which the robbers wear in the series.

In the changing rooms, as Greek players celebrated, Costas Fortounis, one the players who scored during the match, was photographed wearing the mask, too:

The Dali masks and red overalls have become a very popular costume throughout Europe.

In November, Cyprus banned the costume during its Carnival, citing concerns that the overalls and masks, which cover the face and entire body, may allow for troublemakers to hide weapons. Last summer, French police arrested robbers who wore the Dali mask in two separate occasions: at a hold-up in a shop in western France in July and at a hotel robbery in Nantes in August. In Turkey, authorities have described the series as propaganda encouraging rebellion.

Olympiacos' victory sent Milan crashing out of the competition. Leonardo, Milan's head coach, expressed disappointment with refereeing decisions during the game, but stopped short of saying they were 'robbed'.