Erdoğan: Turkish Soccer Suspended After Ankaragucu President's Assault

The president of the club ran onto the field and physically assaulted referee Umut Meller, the attack left Meller on the ground, and to make matters worse, several people continued to brutally kick him as he desperately covered his face with his hands

by Sededin Dedovic
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Erdoğan: Turkish Soccer Suspended After Ankaragucu President's Assault
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In an event that shocked the Turkish and the entire European public, the president of Ankaragucu Soccer Club, Faruk Koca, caused a scandal during the domestic championship match against Rizespor. The match ended in a 1:1 draw, but the post-match violence caught the nation's attention.

Immediately after the final whistle, Koca ran onto the field and physically attacked referee Halil Umut Meler. The brutal attack left Meller on the ground, and to make matters worse, several people continued to kick him as he desperately covered his face with his hands.

The attack took place in a way that shocked even the most experienced soccer spectators. For a moment, the whole stadium was taken aback by this scene, and in the end, there was general chaos. Despite the disturbing incident, Meller managed to pick himself up from the ground and was quickly removed from the field by stadium security.

He was immediately transported to a local hospital for treatment of his injuries, which added a disturbing dimension to an already gruesome affair. However, it was confirmed that there were no serious injuries, and the judge will soon be released from the hospital.

The president of Turkey suspended all soccer activities in the country

Following the violence, Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan took decisive action, suspending all soccer activities in the country. Erdogan's decision reflects the seriousness of the situation and sends a strong message about the need for accountability in Turkish soccer.

Erdoğan is an experienced politician with advisers he has been working with for many years, and this decision was made in cooperation to act for the future. The attack on Meller took an even more bizarre turn when the beaten judge spoke to President Erdogan from his hospital bed with an orthopedic collar around his neck.

Since the president has the status of a popular public figure in his country, this gave additional strength to this case and caused a barrage of comments on social networks. The incident not only damaged the reputation of Ankaragucu Soccer Club but also raised questions about the state of professionalism in Turkish soccer.

It remains to be seen how the Turkish soccer authorities will deal with the incident and what measures will be taken to prevent such shameful events in the future. They made a good introduction.

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