The Greek Super League has been indefinitely suspended after PAOK Salonika's president invaded the pitch with a gun during a match on Sunday.
Fernando Valera had scored for PAOK in the 90th minute before referee Giorgios Kominis appeared to rule it out for offside - sparking a mass pitch invasion.Joined by a group of imposing bodyguards, PAOK president Ivan Savvidis entered the field twice, the second time without a jacket that clearly showed a gun in a holster on his waistband. According to reports in Greece, Savvidis had 'attacked' AEK official Vasilis Dimitriadis and told the referee "you are a dead man".
Fans waited inside the Toumba Stadium waiting for the game to be restarted before initial reports that the game had been abandoned - leaving the result to stand at 0-0. Invaders were eventually cleared from the pitch and supporters told to leave.
However, referee Kominis later awarded Valera his goal, giving PAOK a 1-0 win.PAOK announced the news on social media, writing: "The game ended with a score of 1-0." AEK Athens also corroborated the news on their official website - although their anger with the result was clear. A report on the site read: "The match was interrupted when referee Kominis correctly did not score Varela's goal, as assistant [Kostas] Pontikis pointed out. Then followed the invasion of Ivan Savvidi's playground with his personal guard... and the withdrawal of the referees in the changing rooms. After about two hours and after the referee continually changed the decision to award or not the goal, he concluded that the goal counts and decided to stop the match." The PAOK win leaves them two points off of Greek Super League leaders AEK with five games to go.
Deputy Sports Minister Giorgios Vasiliadis announced the abandonment of all top-flight matches on Monday after a meeting with Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras. "It won't start again unless there is a clear framework, agreed by all, to move forward with conditions and rules," he added. FIFA and UEFA condemned the incident but said any disciplinary measures "fall under the jurisdiction of the Greek FA".