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Reports: European Game Called Off After Owner Stormed Pitch With Gun

There was massive drama in a big European tie on Sunday, when a club owner reportedly took to the pitch with a gun in his possession.

Click through the gallery above to see some images from the game on Sunday!

Hosts PAOK and AEK Athens went up against one another in a Greek Super League match on Sunday, during which controversy ensued following a disallowed goal.

With the scoreline at 0-0, the home side thought they had clinched a last-minute winner, only for the match official to have adjudged Fernando Varela to have been offside when he scored with his head.

Furious at the referee's decision, PAOK's owner Ivan Savvidis reportedly entered the field of play with a group of body guards.

According to AS, Savvidis was seen with a gun tucked into his belt, and reportedly even told the match official that he was "dead".

It has been claimed the club owner went on to the pitch to order his team off the field, and AEK's coach Manolo Jimenez has since insisted the 58-year-old threatened the referee right in front of him.

"To begin with, we didn't know if he had a gun, then we saw it," he told Cadena SER.

"It could be seen that he was moving his hand towards his waist because he had a gun.

"He threatened the referee right in front of me. According to my interpreter, he told him: 'You're finished as a referee.'

"I'm stunned; I don't understand it. It's more like something you'd expect to see in a Clint Eastwood movie."

The match was initially halted by match officials, although they later decided to call it off after a two-hour delay.

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A win for PAOK would have seen them go within two points of AEK, who are at the top of the table.

What punishment do you think the PAOK owner should face? Let us know in the comments section below. 

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