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Gun-toting PAOK owner ‘deeply sorry’ for his role in chaotic scenes

• Ivan Savvidis: ‘I had no right to enter the pitch the way I did’
• ‘I had no intention to brawl with our opponents or the referees’

Ivan Savvidis, who was pictured carrying a gun in a holster when he marched on to the pitch during a Greek league match, said he is “deeply sorry” for his role in the chaotic scenes that led to PAOK’s game against AEK Athens being abandoned.

The Russian oligarch and PAOK owner intervened following a disallowed PAOK goal in the 89th minute. As a result Greece’s Superleague, which has been blighted by crowd trouble, has been suspended.

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