The chairman of football team PAOK, Ivan Savvidis went on to the pitch with a gun in his belt to protest over a disallowed goal during a match against AEK Athens.
AEK’s Spanish coach Manolo Jimenez said saw the firearm and claims to have heard Savvidis threatening the referee verbally.
‘We didn’t know if he had a gun, then we saw it,’ Jimenez told Cadena SER. ‘It could be seen that he was moving his hand towards his waist because he had a gun.’
Jimenez added: ‘He threatened the referee right in front of me. According to my interpreter, he told him: ‘You’re finished as a referee’.
‘I’m stunned; I don’t understand it. It’s the type of thing you expect to see in a Clint Eastwood movie.’
There was some confusion over the final score, with PAOK claiming on Twitter that the goal had been reinstated but the league’s website showing the score as 0-0.