PAOK owner enters soccer pitch in protest armed with a gun- WATCH

Paok president Ivan Savvidis (C) takes to the pitch carrying a handgun in his waistband (below C), after the referee refused a last minute goal on March 11, 2018 during the Greek Superleague football match PAOK Thessaloniki vs AEK Athens on March 11, 2018 in Thessaloniki. The match between PAOK Thessaloniki and AEK Athens for the Greek Super League at Toumpa stadium has been temporarily stopped after the referee and his assistants were deliberating whether to allow or disallow a 90th minute goal for PAOK. / AFP PHOTO / stringer

ATHENS- Ivan Savvidis, one of Greece’s richest men, walked onto the pitch during an interruption in Sunday night’s game in Thessaloniki, when referee Georgios Kominis disallowed a goal from PAOK’s Fernando Varela in the 89th minute.

The Greek ministry of Sport said they will take ‘bold decisions’ on Monday after Savvidis owner of PAOK went onto the pitch to argue about a disallowed goal in Thessaloniki, when referee Georgios Kominis disallowed a goal from PAOK’s Fernando Varela in the 89th minute.

The match until that moment was goalless.

The owner went on the pitch occupied by bodyguards, wore upholster on his waist, he appeared to have had a revolver around his waist but he did not remove it during the ensuing commotion.

State media reported that the referee two hours later allowed the goal.

Greek deputy sport minster Georgios Vassiliadias in a written statement said, “Such extreme phenomena call for bold decisions,”

“We will not allow anybody to deter us from this path, even if tough decisions are required in consultation with UEFA,” Vassiliadis said.

Photo Credit- Times LIVE

Be the first to comment

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published.


*


1 × two =