Angry Football Club Owner Storms Pitch With Gun


Ivan Savvidis, Chairman of Greek Super League club, PAOK, on Sunday marched onto the pitch with a pistol strapped to his waist and threatened the referee for disallowing a goal while his club played against AEK Athens.

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Fernando Varela has thought a sored a last gasp winner for PAOK before the referee ruled it out for offside. The decision had sparked furious scenes at the stadium with Savvidis also participating. AEK's coach, Manolo Jimenez said he heard the chairman telling referee he was finished.

There were claims that the goal may have been awarded after all, leaving fans to wait for the referee's report to discover the confirmed result. It was goalless at the time.  Reports say AEK will file a complaint with FIFA and UEFA.

 ''After what happened today, PAOK chairman Ivan Savvidis is preparing all necessary procedures to protect the team and all his collaborators from the threats and attacks they have been subjected to.

''There will be relevant announcements on the issue soon,'' PAOK said in a statement.

On Monday, Super League fixtures were suspended following the chaos.


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