Istanbulspor gamers go away the sphere in protest after the referee doesn’t name a penalty within the match in opposition to Trabzonspor.
The president of a Turkish soccer group ordered his gamers to go away the sphere in protest of an officiating resolution throughout a recreation on Tuesday, simply over every week after a referee was punched within the face.
Halil Umut Meler had been attacked on the pitch final week after a 1-1 attract a Tremendous Lig recreation between Caykur Rizespor and MKE Ankaragucu. Faruk Koca, who was president of Ankaragucu, resigned and was banned by the Turkish Soccer Federation for punching Meler.
Prime-flight motion returned on Tuesday and this time a match between Istanbulspor and Trabzonspor was within the highlight.
Istanbulspor president Ecmel Faik Sarialioglu got here to the sphere and ordered his gamers off within the 73rd minute. He was upset that the referee didn’t name a penalty earlier than Nigerian striker Paul Onuachu scored to present Trabzonspor a 2-1 lead.
Egyptian midfielder Trezeguet scored the opening aim for Trabzonspor within the eleventh minute at Necmi Kadıoglu Stadium.
Muammer Sarikaya levelled within the thirty ninth minute earlier than Onuachu made it 2-1 for Trabzon within the 68th minute.
Regardless of makes an attempt by Trabzonspor’s president Ertugrul Dogan and a number of other Istanbulspor gamers to persuade Sarıalioglu to renew the match, Istanbulspor deserted the sphere.
The sport was then suspended. The Turkish Soccer Federation (TFF) will decide concerning the match.
Historical past of violence in opposition to referees
Violence in soccer is frequent in Turkey regardless of efforts to clamp down on it though direct assaults on top-level referees are uncommon. TFF chief Mehmet Buyukeksi blamed final week’s assault on a tradition of contempt in the direction of referees.
“Everybody who has focused referees and inspired them to commit crimes is complicit on this despicable assault,” he stated.
“The irresponsible statements of membership presidents, managers, coaches and tv commentators concentrating on referees have opened the best way for this assault.”
Pierluigi Collina, chairman of FIFA’s referees committee, stated final week’s incident was horrific.
“Neither the referee nor the person deserved to dwell the expertise he lived yesterday in Ankara. He was doing his job when he was assaulted on the sphere of play on the finish of a match he simply officiated,” Collina stated.
Referees in Turkey are sometimes criticised by membership managers and presidents for his or her choices.