The punishments resulting from the violence at the end of the Trabzonspor-Fenerbahçe match

Trabzonspor fans attacked Fenerbahçe players at the end of the match between the two teams on March 17.

SoccerDino, Website Writer
Published: 03:57, 3 Apr 2024

The Turkish Football Federation's announcement on Wednesday regarding the penalties resulting from the violent incidents following the Trabzonspor and Fenerbahçe match on March 17 has sparked considerable attention and debate.

Trabzonspor, the host team implicated in the clashes, bore the brunt of the disciplinary measures. They were handed a significant punishment of six matches to be played behind closed doors, coupled with a substantial fine amounting to approximately 87,000 euros. Moreover, Egemen Korkmaz, the assistant coach, faced a one-match suspension as part of the sanctions.

Meanwhile, at Fenerbahçe, the repercussions were also felt. Players Jayden Oosterwolde and Irfan Can Egribayat, who were found to have been involved in altercations with opposing fans, received a one-match suspension each along with hefty fines.

However, Michy Batshuayi and Bright Osayi-Samuel, despite their alleged involvement in similar incidents, were spared any punishment due to insufficient evidence.

The fallout from the violence prompted a strong reaction from Fenerbahçe supporters. In a remarkable display of solidarity, over 30,000 club members convened at their stadium on Tuesday for an Extraordinary General Assembly (EGA) to deliberate on the club's potential withdrawal from the Turkish football league. However, after extensive discussions, the decision was deferred for three months, with plans to revisit the issue at another EGA.

Updated: 03:57, 3 Apr 2024