Beyond the soccer world, the political world is also in turmoil.
Ankara Guizy drew 1-1 with Rizespor in the 15th round of the 2023-24 Türkiye Super Lig held at the Eryaman Stadium in Türkiye Ankara on the 12th (Korean time).
We need to look at the details prior to the assault incident.
First of all, Süper Lig is familiar to Korea. 먹튀검증사이트
The team that Kim Min-jae chose as his first European team, following Jeonbuk Hyundai and Beijing Guoan
was Fenerbahce, a member of the Super Lig.
Kim Min-jae, who showed the best defensive ability at Fenerbahce
received good reviews and performed well in the UEFA competition and went to Naples.
He emerged as Europe’s best center back by leading Naples to win the Italian Serie A for the first time in 33 years, and is currently with Bayern Munich.
Lig is the league that introduced and developed Kim Min-jae to Europe. .
Ankara Gwiju, the party involved in the assault incident, is a team founded in 1910 and is based in Ankara.
Although they have never won the league, they have played an active role as a team leader.
Then, they suffered difficulties after being relegated in 2012, and came back up in 2018
but stayed there for only three years and were relegated again.
We were re-promoted, but fell into relegation again. Ankara Guizyu, who barely survived
settled in the mid-table with 4 wins, 6 draws, and 5 losses in 14 league games this season. Chairman Fatuk Kokada.
Ankara Guizy took the lead with an Olimpio Morutan goal in the 14th minute of the first half.
Ankara Guizyu, who was holding the lead, had Ali Sow sent off for accumulating warnings in the 5th minute of the second half.
Ankara Gwiju’s home fans, who thought it was an unexpected decision
poured out criticism and boos, creating an unpleasant atmosphere.
Rizespor had Emirhan Toch sent off for accumulating warnings in the 4th minute of extra time in the second half
but Adolfo Gaić scored a dramatic goal just before the end to make it 1-1.
The incident occurred while the tight game ended 1-1.
As soon as the final whistle sounded, Ankara Guizi president Fatuk Koca hit the referee in the face with his fist.
The referee’s name was Umut Mellor. Those presumed to be fans who invaded Mellor
who had fallen, kicked him. A fight broke out between the players
security guards and the more excited players, and referee Mellor left the stadium with a swollen face.
The entire city of Turkye was shocked by the assault on the referee that occurred on the ground, and all league schedules were postponed.
Mellor is a referee classified as an elite referee by UEFA and is called the best referee in Turkiye.
Since he is a famous referee, the news that he was assaulted by the club president at the ground surprised and shocked everyone.
A hospital official who treated Referee Mellor said, “There is no major threat to his life
only bleeding and a minor fracture around his left eye.
A head injury has been confirmed and we will continue to monitor him.”
Ankara Guizy, the party responsible for the assault, issued an official statement saying
The assault incident is very regrettable.
We apologize to Turkiye soccer fans and the sports community.
Rizespor said, “We strongly condemn the assault committed by Ankara Guizi and hope for referee Mellor’s recovery. The
political world of Turkiye also paid attention. Interior Minister Ali Yeril Kaya said,
We have seen such a regrettable incident,” and Justice Minister Almaz Tunkh said.
He said, “We are summoning those responsible for this assault and investigating them.
Even President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan criticized and condemned the assault incident
mentioning it. President Erdogan said, “Meller from the
Ankara Guizi and Rizespor games. We condemn the assault on the referee and hope he recovers quickly.
Peace and brotherhood should be priorities in sports. Assault is a word that cannot coexist.
We can never allow violence to occur in Türkiye sports,” he said strongly.
Meanwhile, Türkiye Football Association said, “Football is not war.
Not everyone can win, but there must still be no death.
Something has happened for which everyone must take responsibility.
Ankara Gwiju officials will be severely punished,” he said
adding that the content and extent of the punishment will soon be discussed in the decision-making committee.
All Turkiye teams issued a statement saying they will work together to prevent such incidents from recurring. It’s a state.