The government lifted the ban on Tuesday with Superleague matches set to resume over the weekend. Savvidis was also fined 100,000 euros ($123,000) and the club, fined an additional 63,000 euros, must play three matches behind closed doors. PAOK sports director Lubos Michel, a former international referee, was banned for 90 days and fined 15,000 euros after also entering the pitch and complaining to the referee.
PAOK president Ivan Savvidis has been banned for 3 years after he ran onto the pitch to confront the referee with a gun during their game against AEK Athens!— Footy Accumulators (@FootyAccums) March 29, 2018
PAOK have also been fined, deducted 3 points and must serve a 3 match stadium ban! pic.twitter.com/yzJPehMOPT
The disciplinary committee awarded the game to AEK Athens and stripped two points from PAOK from next season's championship. PAOK said they would appeal. "The sanction is harsh and was delivered under the pressure of a coordinated media storm against PAOK," the club said in a statement. "We are proceeding with an appeal and await to be judged on real facts." FIFA has repeatedly warned Greece to clean up football or risk a possible international ban. "The word Grexit is no more impossible. Greek football is going to an edge," Herbert Huebel, head of FIFA's monitoring committee for Greek football, said this month.
PAOK Salonika president Ivan Savvidis banned for three years after invading the pitch with a gun during game v AEK Athens— Kaveh Solhekol (@SkyKaveh) March 29, 2018