Laocoon

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(Greek mythology) the priest of Apollo who warned the Trojans to beware of Greeks bearing gifts when they wanted to accept the Trojan Horse

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Beware of Greeks bearing gifts because Samaras' words are certain to be prized by Smith and his players who were already prepared to shed blood for the badge at Tannadice on Sunday.
It seems apt given the adage to beware of Greeks bearing gifts that a player called Charisteas helped put Old Trafford's qualification party on hold.
THEY say to beware of Greeks bearing gifts, but Athens has got some job on its hands to top the spectacular event which was the Sydney Olympics.