Shock as football club president invades pitch with gun

There was a pitch invasion late in PAOK's 0-0 draw with Greek Super League rivals AEK Athens

PAOK were hosting top of the table AEK and could have cut their lead to two points with victory but after the referee disallowed a PAOK goal in the final minutes everything descended into chaos.

Deputy Minister for Sport, Giorgos Vasiliadis, announced the decision after meeting for several hours with Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras on Monday afternoon.

"It won't start again unless there is a clear framework, agreed by all, to move forward with conditions and rules", he said in quotes obtained from the BBC.

There was huge confusion over the outcome of the match, with the result listed as abandoned before appearing as a 1-0 win for PAOK on the Greek Super League website.

The decision was made after a club owner entered the field armed with a weapon during a match on Sunday evening.

A Greek Superleague match between PAOK FC and AEK Athens was precariously poised at 0-0 when an 89th minute goal was ruled offside.

The second time he came on, he removed his overcoat to reveal a handgun in a holster on his waistband. "We are not going back, we continue the fight for transparency and a better football". "We have achieved much, but much remains to be done", the Greek official said. Such extreme phenomena demand courageous decisions.




'We will not allow anyone to divert us from our task, even if we have to, in consultation with UEFA, to take hard decisions'.

Savvidis, one of Greece's richest men, was born in Georgia of Greek heritage and is a former member of the Russian parliament and has close ties to Vladimir Putin.

A warrant for Savvidis arrest was issued promptly following the game. UEFA added that because the incidents "occurred in a domestic competition, any disciplinary measure to be imposed falls under the jurisdiction of the relevant bodies of the Hellenic Football Federation".

Greece wasn't the only major European league affected by a pitch invasion over the weekend.

Police said they wanted to question Savvides for unauthorised entry to the football pitch.

This match was taking place on Sunday, March 11.

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