Football Team's Chairman Brings Gun On Pitch To Complain To Referee

Football Team's Chairman Brings Gun On Pitch To Complain To Referee

Football Team's Chairman Brings Gun On Pitch To Complain To Referee

PAOK are third in the Greek top flight and the win would have taken them to within two points of leaders AEK.

That country's sports minister announced Monday that it has suspended play for the entire Greek league as it investigates the incident.

But as he walked onto the pitch, it became visible that he had a hand gun placed in a hip holster.

"It won't start again unless there is a clear framework, agreed by all, to move forward with conditions and rules", Vasiliadis explained.

You've probably also witnessed the odd occasion when a team's coach gets so riled up that they get a bit too close with a match official after a particular decision is made.

On the of PAOK's owners, businessman Ivan Savvidis came on the field not once but twice.

PAOK sports director Lubos Michel, a Slovak former Federation Internationale de Football Association referee, is also believed to have threatened referee Yiorgos Kominis.

Ivan Savvidis approaches Vassilis Dimitriadis, second left, as his bodyguard and a player try to stop him during a Greek League soccer match between PAOK and AEK Athens in the northern Greek city of Thessaloniki, Sunday, March 11, 2018. The match was subsequently abandoned as Savvidis was escorted from the field.

At the time, the government had suspended matches three times after the death of a fan, and many injuries of players, referees and spectators during games.

Reports in Greece state that an arrest warrant has been issued for Savvidis, along with four others following the pitch invasion.

New Democracy leader Kyriakos Mitsotakis, who is now on a tour of the United States, said yesterday that the government had repeatedly pledged to tackle the shortcomings of the league but has done nothing.

"We will not allow to anyone to derive us from our target even if we need to take tough decisions in communication with the UEFA".

Greece's deputy culture and sports minister Georgios Vassiliadis said the situation called for "bold decisions".

European soccer's governing body also condemned "the recent incidents in Greek football".

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