Ivan Savvidis, the club president of PAOK Salonika, stormed the pitch during a match on March 11th 2018 – after the referee disallowed his sides goal for offside.
Had the goal not been disallowed, PAOK would have won, as the score remained 0-0 going into the last seconds.
Ivan Savvidis, the gun-toting chairman, was later banned for three years and fined €100,000.
Despite apologising, Savvidis claimed he was attempting to prevent a riot among the fans.
“My only aim was to protect PAOK fans from riots and human casualties”.
“I had no intention to engage in a brawl with the referee, I obviously didn’t threaten anyone”.
Written By: Hassan El-Gendy