Revealed: March 14, 2018 5:27 pm
PAOK Salonika president Ivan Savvides on Wednesday confronted disciplinary prices that could lead to a lengthy stadium ban and a details deduction for his workforce, just after he stormed on to the pitch with what appeared to be a handgun on his waistline. The Ga-born businessman’s pitch invasion on Sunday activated a suspension of football matches in Greece with globe soccer’s governing overall body FIFA in city for talks.
In a transient assertion, the Greek football federation claimed Savvides experienced been charged with a sequence of football code violations, together with generating threats, which have a fine and a potential stadium ban of up to five decades. The major division Superleague’s disciplinary overall body will now be dependable for any even further action, a league official claimed.
Savvides’ workforce could also be punished with a details deduction which could set them out of the operating for the title which they were competing for right before Sunday’s match. The prices were introduced as Herbert Huebel, who heads a checking committee established up by FIFA very last 12 months for Greek football, satisfied Deputy Society and Activity minister Georgios Vassiliadis and federation officers.
Greece has indefinitely suspended matches just after Savvides was filmed donning a holster which appeared to contain a gun as he strode on to the pitch to protest about a PAOK disallowed goal towards AEK Athens at the weekend. The match was deserted and later awarded to PAOK 1- adhering to the controversial goal which experienced prompted the initial protests.
📽| A wild switch of functions in the 🇬🇷 Superleague! League contenders PAOK experienced a match-clinching goal ruled offside vs. Masoud Shojaei’s AEK Athens. The match was suspended just after a pitch invasion.
Extremely, the PAOK president brandished his gun to protest the final decision! 🔫 pic.twitter.com/8jFaUUSP7N
— PersianFootball.com (@FootballPersian) 11 March 2018
Savvides apologised for his actions in a club assertion on Tuesday but the European Club Association (ECA) suspended the Greek aspect as a member with speedy impact.