The Greek top-flight football match between PAOK Salonika and AEK Athens on Sunday was abandoned after PAOK’s president stormed the pitch with a gun.

Ivan Savvidis attempted to confront the referee with a gun in a hip holster after his side had an 89th-minute goal ruled as offside with the score at 0-0.

Concerned for their safety, AEK’s players left the pitch and refused to return.

The match was officially abandoned two hours later although it was reported that the referee had reversed his decision.

Savvidis, who asked his team to leave the pitch following the offside decision, marched towards the referee, gun holstered, before being pulled back by bodyguards.

PAOK are third in the Greek top flight and could have moved within two points of leaders AEK with a win.

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