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

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

By Kurt Buckerfield - Mar 12, 2018 09:26 AM @KurtLaduma

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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Thobeka Masina Mar 14, 2018 08:03 PM
not safe
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Zugo48 Mar 12, 2018 06:56 PM
Victor Gomes watch out...this could happen to you one day.
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ZZ2 vs Papa charles Mar 12, 2018 05:45 PM
here i doubt mr mpangesi if he dnt control his temper refs r in trouble
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Thagalekgwara Mar 12, 2018 04:41 PM
I really feel sorry 4 dat referee who gave Bafana Baidiot false penalty..Mr Gomez must also be banned 4 lyf...
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Maphisane-wako-Tambo-KBY Mar 12, 2018 04:35 PM
He deserves a lifetime suspension. If that Refree was given lifetime ban from sports after giving Bafana Bafana a false penalty so it means he also deserves it course he's a threat.
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alizebucs1986 Mar 12, 2018 03:48 PM
@Hlasela_Khosi if u think Dr irvin Khoza wil do it then i'd applaud him for that,because if Refrees cannot b punished by the League for Corruption then someone must stand up nd teach these animals a lesson
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mbheduyajika Mar 12, 2018 03:32 PM
somebody give that man a Bells. One of the club bosses in RSA must do something like this so that these referees. If Victor Gomes is referring that game i just switch channel to animal channel
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Mtwesi Mar 12, 2018 02:58 PM
Yhoooooo victory gomes must also ref with a bullet proof. Kikikikikikiki
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Faysal Mar 12, 2018 02:40 PM
Amazinyo can copy from that owner incase in some stages rats goes down with 7 goals
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EagleEye Mar 12, 2018 02:22 PM
The idiot must be locked up and his club kicked out of the league!!! Moegoe of the century!!
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mbixane Mar 12, 2018 01:11 PM
Inhliziyo ayiphakelwa madoda, imali yakhe uyifake yonke kwiPAOK ukuxhoshwa ngunondweba ngeke akubekezelele: FIRE!!!
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Fans were nearly killed wen rats lost 6-0 to african champions
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Evans? Eish
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Weapons allowed in stadiums?
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@Evergreenmessi ur my fan but am yours in dat statement
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Phillip Tenyane, beware
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Heban....Lmao
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Hahaha!
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Someone will shoot Victor Gomes soon mark my words

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