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Gun-toting owner gets Greek league suspended

GREECE indefinitely suspended its Superleague yesterday after a pitch invasion by PAOK Thessaloniki’s gun-toting owner.

President Ivan Savvidis walked on, apparently carrying a gun in a hip holster, to confront the referee after an 89th-minute goal against AEK Athens was chalked off with the score 0-0. The match was then abandoned.

Armed intervention: Savvidis charges on to the pitch (top) with the holster clearly visible (above) PICTURES: AP/GETTY

Greece’s deputy sports minister Giorgos Vassiliadis said: ‘We will not restart unless there is a new clear framework with terms and rules agreed by everyone.’

PAOK said Savvidis was taking steps to ‘protect the club and its executives from the threats and attacks they are suffering’.