'Bold decisions' needed in wake of PAOK-AEK unrest

PAOK owner Ivan Savvidis stormed the pitch after a goal was disallowed against AEK Athens, leading to calls for "bold decisions".

'Bold decisions' needed in wake of PAOK-AEK unrest

Bold decisions must be made in the wake of the PAOK owner storming the pitch appearing to carry a gun in his pocket during their clash with AEK Athens, according to Greece's deputy culture and sports minister Georgios Vassiliadis.

Sunday's clash between the title rivals looked to have been settled when PAOK, five points behind Greek Super League leaders AEK in third, found the net in the 89th minute.

However, following the protestations of AEK players, the goal was chalked off by referee Giorgios Kominis.

Savvidis enters the field with gun

That sparked angry scenes in the stands and numerous people entered the pitch, including PAOK owner Ivan Savvidis and his security team.

Savvidis, who appeared to usher his players off the pitch, confronted Kominis and was then led away by his security.

He then had to be restrained as he appeared to aim some angry words towards one of the match officials.

The match was postponed after the referee went down the tunnel.

Although the officials re-emerged later, PAOK claimed on Twitter the game "was finally halted with the score 1-0" in favour of the home side, despite the late goal initially seeming to be disallowed.