Savvidi came on the field because the judge did not count the goal of his team because of the offside. He ran out accompanied by guards and began to threaten the judge, actively gesticulating. The guards took him away.
The coach of the Athens club AJC Spaniard Manolo Jimenez told the radio station Marca that behind Savvidi was a gun. The owner of PAOK showed the judge his weapon and said: “Your career is over.” After that, the referee, the players of AEK and Jimenez left the field, and the match was completed ahead of schedule. However, whether it was a real gun – is unknown.
El presidente del PAOK baja al campo con la pistola y se la enseña al árbitro, luego se lleva a los jugadores para adentro y en vez de suspender el partido definitivamente están esperando para acabar el encuentro, que iba en el 88 😱😱😱pic.twitter.com/lEt98m0aOm
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Two hours after the end of the match it became known that the referee still scored a goal scored by PAOK after discussing the controversial episode with the offside. Thus, the team Savvidi won with a score of 1-0 – the Athens players refused to continue the match for security reasons.
Ivan Savvidi is the owner of the Rostov “Agrocom Group”, she owns the factory “Don Tobacco” and the airport of Rostov-on-Don. From 2002 to 2005 the businessman was the president of the football club “Rostov”, and from 2006 to 2008, he was the president of the Rostov football club SKA. In 2012, the businessman bought a controlling stake in the Greek PAOK.