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Violence in the Turkish Super Lig is “unacceptable”, FIFA reacts to Bright Osayi mercilessly beating a fan in breakout fight

Violence in the Turkish Super Lig is "unacceptable", FIFA reacts to Bright Osayi mercilessly beating a fan in breakout fight

FIFA President Gianni Infantino expressed his concerns on Monday, urging authorities to take decisive action in response to the brawl that ensued following Fenerbahce’s 3-2 victory over Trabzonspor.

The incident occurred when Trabzonspor fans rushed onto the pitch after the final whistle, attacking Fenerbahce players who retaliated in self-defense.

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This latest incident adds to a series of violent occurrences in the Turkish league this season, including an attack on a referee by a club president and protests against refereeing decisions.

FIFA president, Infantino’s statement underscores the need for swift and effective measures to address such behavior and ensure the safety and integrity of football matches in Turkey.

Turkish police, as announced by Interior Minister Ali Yerlikaya in a statement on Monday, detained 12 fans in connection with the incident.

Following the altercation, Fenerbahce players departed Trabzon via a private plane on Sunday night, under heightened security precautions.

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“The violence witnessed after the Turkish Super Lig match between Trabzonspor and Fenerbahce is absolutely unacceptable – on or off the field, it has no place in our sport or society.

“All players have to be safe and secure to play the game which brings such joy to so many people all over the world.

“I call on the relevant authorities to ensure that this is respected at all levels and for the perpetrators of the shocking events in Trabzon to be held accountable for their actions,” FIFA President, Infantino said in a statement.

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