Tension in Turkey: Trabzonsport fans attack Fenerbahce players on the field – La Opinion

Tension in Turkey: Trabzonsport fans attack Fenerbahce players on the field – La Opinion


Moments of tension were experienced this Sunday in Turkish football after a serious episode of violence that occurred at the Trabzonsport stadium where local fans invaded the playing field to attack the players of the team. Fenerbahce.

The situation got out of control after 90 minutes of the match that closed matchday 30 of the Turkish Super League, which ended with an exciting victory for Fenerbahce thanks to a goal from Michy Batshuayi with two minutes left in the match.

After the three final whistles, the players of the visiting team were celebrating on the field, which was not taken in the best way by a large part of the Trabzonsport fans. A fan of the local team invaded the field of play to confront the Fenerbahce players in what was the beginning of the disaster.

One of the videos that were published on social networks where you can see a good part of what was the unusual aggression by Trabzonsport fans against the Fenerbahce players.

The players of the visiting team confronted the fan whom they ended up hitting, according to what was seen in the numerous videos that circulated on social networks. Immediately a stampede of Trabzonsport fans began to start a pitiful pitched battle.

Fans attacking Fenerbahce players who ended up running for cover In the locker room it was the image that replaced the good sporting spectacle that had occurred with the victory of the Istanbul team thanks to the goals of Fred (m.13 and m.45) and Michy Batshuayi (m.88).

The victory was important for Fenerbahce as it allowed them to get closer to within two points of the first place this season in Turkey, Galatasaray, who leads the standings with 81 points after having completed 30 rounds and with eight remaining to be played.

It is not the first time this season that an act of violence has occurred in the Turkish championship.
It is not the first time this season that an act of violence has occurred in the Turkish championship.
Credit: Francisco Seco | AP

For its part, Trabzonsport was in third place in the table with 49 points, quite far from the fight for the top. The defeat prevented them from moving a little further away from Besitkas, which is three points away, in the fight for third place that gives access to qualification for the next edition of the Europa League.

This new act of violence in Turkish football adds to those that have been experienced in recent times, such as that of a team leader who jumped onto the field of play to attack a referee in a local championship match. The leader was even suspended and even detained by the authorities.

It remains to be seen what sanction the Turkish federation will impose on the protagonists of this unfortunate incident in which sport is once again tarnished.

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