Olympiacos FC chief Evangelos Marinakis stressed the importance of national unity at a critical juncture in the nation’s history at which it faces multiple tough challenges.

In a message marking the celebration of Greek Independence Day, which is also his name day, Marinakis expressed confidence that Greece will emerge victorious from the Coronavirus pandemic.

“The revolution of 1821 was marked by the sacrifices of Greeks who fought against the yoke of the conqueror until they gained independence, which led to the founding of the Greek state,” the statement read.

“The unity and solidarity at difficult moments which characterises our people must, as on 25 March, 1821 [the start of the War of Independence], come to the forefront once again during this very difficult period for our country.”

“I am certain that we will emerge victorious once again. Long live Greece!”