Savvidis fined 100,000 euros and banned from entering football stadiums for three years following the abandonment of saloniki’s top match against AEK athens, state radio ERA-sport reported. The club will be deducted three points in the current season. In addition, paok must start the new season with a minus of two points.
Paok’s gap to leaders athens grows to five this season after points deduction, club slips to third in table. The sporting director of paok, michel lubos, will also have to pay 15 000 euros and will not be allowed to enter football stadium for 90 days. Paok has to play the next three home games in front of empty stands and pay a fine of 63 00 euros for the riots that led to the abandonment of the game against AEK.
The match was abandoned after savvidis walked onto the field with a revolver strapped to his belt in protest of an offside call. There had also been riots and violence on other matchdays. The world federation FIFA had demanded hard measures from the greek football federation and the state. Otherwise, greeks face exclusion from all international competitions.