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Greek Superleague fixtures suspended indefinitely after president invades pitch

No matches will take place in the top flight of Greek football until further notice after PAOK president Ivan Savvidis invaded the pitch with a gun on Sunday.

All fixtures in the Greek Superleague have been suspended indefinitely after PAOK president Ivan Savvidis invaded the pitch with a gun during a match at the weekend.

Savvidis, who is one of the country's richest men, was unhappy with the officials' decision to disallow his side a late goal and entered the field with the firearm.

Players made their way off the pitch and, after a two-hour wait, the meeting with AEK Athens was postponed on police advice.

In the wake of the alarming incident, Greek Deputy Culture and Sports Minister Georgios Vassiliadis has announced that no top-flight matches will go ahead until further notice.

"We have decided to interrupt the championship... It won't start again unless there is a clear framework, agreed by all, to move forward with conditions and rules," he said.

PAOK are third in the Greek top flight and would have moved within a couple of points of leaders AEK Athens with victory on Sunday.

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