Arrest warrant against arm-bearing PAOK owner Ivan Savvidis

Arrest warrant against arm-bearing PAOK owner Ivan Savvidis

He did this twice, but on his second foray onto the field he was not wearing his overcoat which exposed a gun that was holstered on the back of his pants.

Sunday's Greek Superleague game was abandoned after PAOK had an 89th-minute goal ruled offside with the score 0-0.

The owner of Greek club PAOK Salonika could be seen wielding a gun at his belt as he attempted to confront the referee amid furious protests over a disallowed goal in a top-of-the-table league match on Sunday.

The goal was initially given, but then the referee seemed to disallow the goal for offside. Adding to the widespread confusion, there were claims that the referee, Giorgos Kominis, had allowed the goal.

The referee could not convince AEK to return to the pitch to complete the final few minutes of match after they expressed concern for their safety.

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The match was officially abandoned two hours later but it was reported that the referee had reversed his decision.

As a outcome of the decision and Sunday's draw with leaders AEK, PAOK are now five points off the top with five matches remaining.

According to Ekathimerini, AEK have since accused Savvidis of "terrorism", claiming that the PAOK president yelled "you're a dead man" at referee Giorgios Kominis - a threat which carries a little more weight if you happen to have a firearm about your person.

"We learned later that the president had a gun, we did not see it there on the pitch". Olympiakos were also docked three points for fan violence during a 2-1 home loss to AEK last month.

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